Allied Health Services

One Central Health offers a range of services such as individual consultations, group sessions and school support.

Our services below are tailored to each client's needs. To express interest for any of our services please contact us.

Services

 
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Psychology

Our Psychologists have experience working with a range of presenting issues, some of which are listed below. If you would like to know if one of our Psychologists can help, please contact us.

  • Depression

  • Anxiety

  • Anger management

  • Stress management

  • Grief

  • School refusal

  • Post traumatic stress

  • Poor self esteem

  • Social skill development

  • Bullying

  • Behaviour management

  • Emotional regulation

  • Toileting

  • Sleeping

Occupational
Therapy

Our Occupational Therapists work with people of all abilities and ages to do the things they want to do and need to do to through the use of therapeutic activities and equipment. Our OTs can assist with:

  • Motor control

  • Hand-to-eye coordination

  • Body awareness and sensation

  • Day-to-day living skills, such as eating, writing, toileting, interaction with other children/adults and playground skills

  • Sensory needs including developing a ‘sensory diet’.

Speech
Pathology

Our Speech Pathologists work with children on all aspects of speech and language development, including:

  • Early language development

  • Literacy

  • Language disorders

  • Articulation

  • Grammar

  • Comprehension

  • Language assessments

  • Alternatives to spoken language

Assessments

One Central Health offers a number of different assessments, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Specific learning disorders

  • Intellectual functioning, including giftedness and intellectual disability

Developmental Paediatrician

Our Developmental Paediatricians are experienced across all areas of child development. For our Paediatrician's specific areas of interest, please see staff profiles.

  • Referrals accepted for children aged 0-18 years

  • Multidisciplinary assessments available for autism

Therapy
Sessions

One Central Health offers therapy sessions for children with Autism, developmental delay/Intellectual Disability and Down Syndrome.

  • Two hour one-on-one therapy sessions

  • Assistance for children who may otherwise have difficulties socially or academically

  • Sessions conducted by trained Therapy Assistants under the direct supervision of our Psychologists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists.

  • All programs are individualised to the child.

  • Therapy based on the principals of Applied Behvaiour Analysis (ABA).

Social Skills

One Central Health offer different Social Skills groups for different groups of children. Currently, the following groups are being run:

  • Tween group. In Term 3, 2018, One Central Health Tuart Hill will host a Social Group for girls with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The aim of the group is to provide a supportive and safe environment for like-minded tween girls (aged 9-14) to meet and interact on a weekly basis. The group will be run by Speech Pathologist Carolyn Lynch and themes will include how to make new friends, observing the social cues of others, using good conversation skills and acknowledging the interests of others. Members will be encouraged to keep in contact with each other over the course of the term, so safe use of social media and online communication will also be a focus. It is hoped that friendships will develop beyond the timeline of the group.

  • The Secret Agent Society (SAS) Computer Game Pack and Small Group Program help kids 8 to 12 years of age crack the code of emotions and friendships. Junior Detectives graduate from SAS equipped with the skills to feel happier, calmer and braver while making new friends and keeping them. SAS features an animated ‘secret agent’ computer game, Helpful Thought Missile action game, Challenger board game, Secret Message Transmission Device game and many more award-winning resources. The evidence-base, structured curriculum and captivating theme make this program one of the most successful of its kind in the world. Please contact admin to find out when the next SAS group is running.

Telehealth

One Central Health offers services via Telehealth. Families can make an appointment with our Paediatricians and Psychologists in the comfort of their own home using whatever medium they have access to, such as Skype, Zoom, or Scopia. 

Assistance from One Central Health staff is given to set up and access these media for the first time. Medicare rebates may be available for Telehealth sessions.

Our Paediatricians specialise in all aspects of child development including Autism Spectrum Disorders, complex ADHD, developmental delay, and child and adolescent mental health. 

Our psychologists specialise in assessment and intervention of children and adults with complex neuro-developmental needs (such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, ADHD, Intellectual Disability, Specific Learning Disorders) and associated emotion-regulation and challenging behaviours. They also treat individuals with anxiety, depression, trauma, eating issues, compulsive behaviours,behavioural disorders. 

We also provide support with issues such as anger management, support to FIFO workers and families, toileting issues, school avoidance, study skills, self-harm, parental separation, child protection and peer/sibling interactions. 

ADHD clinic

One Central Health runs an ADHD clinic that consists of a specific multidisciplinary team consisting of our Developmental Paediatrician, Psychologist, and Occupational Therapist. 

We support children with ADHD who often have difficulties with executive function skills. These skills help you get things done and are controlled by the frontal lobe area of the brain. Executive function helps you:

  • Pay attention

  • Switch focus

  • Plan and organize

  • Remember details

  • Avoid saying or doing the wrong thing

  • Do things based on your experience

  • Multi-task

As brain connections are constantly being shaped from before birth until adolescence, the ADHD clinic team members help with ‘guiding the brain to provide better control’as a child’s brain connections are shaped.

One Central Health views the importance of providing a timely and regular intervention for children with ADHD and executive functioning difficulties.