Kids Check Children’s Clinic

Healthy children can have undetected physical, psychological or behavioural issues which can impact on their education and development.  Our Kids Check process is designed to identify these so that we can facilitate appropriate early interventions.

This type of check is ideally performed before starting school or during the early school years but it is never too late.

We have designed a parent questionnaire and a thorough assessment to inform you and your GP of any potential underlying issues.

This clinic is conducted by an experienced Speech Pathologist who has worked with multidisciplinary teams assessing and managing such issues in children.  The assessment conducted by our Speech Pathologist will identify potential issues and inform the child’s parents and usual GP so that the appropriate next steps can be facilitated.

This program is evidence based and thorough and is a worthwhile activity for all children to undertake.

Who can come to KidsCare?

Kids Check is a general clinic for children with no known developmental, behavioural or psychological challenges, designed to screen for unknown challenges in these areas.

If you have specific concerns about developmental, behavioural or psychological challenges we recommend our Kids Care clinic which supports children with:

  • Learning and behavioural issues
  • Social and communication issues
  • Emotional regulation and mental health issues
  • Medical, nutritional or other physical issues
  • Or, you have concerns your child has ADHD or Autism

Who Runs Kids Check?

Kids Check is developed and run by a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals, including a:

  • Our GPs and a GP with a special interest in child health
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech pathologist

We worked as a team to develop this screening clinic for children aged 4 to 6 years old.

How does KidsCare work?

1
Intake Assessment

One of our experienced allied health professionals meets your child to identify possible clinical, developmental or behavioural issues.

2
GP Evaluation

Your child meets with one of our GPs who identifies any medical issues using a biopsychosocial and family health approach. This may result in a referral to an external paediatrician or liaison with your own paediatrician if you already have one.

3
Getting Your iHealth Plan

If necessary, your child receives a personalised iHealth Plan and your family gains access to our Health Coordinator who helps make your appointments and manage your referrals.

4
Implementing Your iHealth Plan

Your child follows the guidance in their plan and attends appointments as planned with regular reviews built in.

What are the benefits of Kids Check?

Kids Check has many potential benefits for you and your child.

Your child benefits from:

  • Early identification and management of important issues, leading to better health and educational outcomes
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team of skilled professionals providing comprehensive, coordinated care on referral from your GP
  • A single location for most services, meaning they become comfortable in our space and better able to focus on therapy.

You benefit from:

  • Ongoing, skilled, compassionate support from your usual GP informed by the results of our screening assessment
  • Access to a multidisciplinary team who all know your child, all talk to each other, and where necessary will develop a coordinated plan
  • The piece of mind to know that your child has had access to appropriate screening and where required appropriate early intervention to improve their health, education and wellbeing.

While we aim to provide a single location for your children’s health needs, we occasionally need to refer to external health professionals to complete your child’s treatment team.