A healthy, active life for your child

Equip your child with the skills and tools for a healthy, active life through our paediatric specialist services in hearing, speech and language, motor and learning development. Your child's development can be affected by various sensory, learning and physical difficulties and early detection is very important.

At our Children's Speciality Clinics, we work with children and their families to provide individualised, comprehensive assessment and treatments to enhance each child's development, learning and educational outcomes.

Referrals are not required to attend our clinics.

Services we offer

  • Audiology

    We offer a range of specialist services for children and adolescents, including:

    • Central Auditory Processing Tests: for children aged seven years and above
    • Hearing assessments: comprehensive assessments for infants through to school-aged children
    • FM fittings: specialised equipment to assist hearing-impaired children in classroom settings
    • Swimming earplugs and musicians plugs: to protect your child's ears
    • School Hearing Screening Service for day-care facilities, schools and colleges: our program is conducted within the school/day-care facility during school hours and is generally offered to children from Prep to early primary. Children in older grades are also assessed on request. Children aged under three years require specialist testing with the UQ Audiology Clinic.
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  • Occupational Therapy
    • promote skills for learning, including writing, concentration, organisation and self-management
    • develop play and social interaction skills 
    • preparation for Prep or Grade One
    • enhance general co-ordination and participation in physical activities
    • assistance in manipulating items such as scissors, small toys or craft materials
    • promote independence in self-care and daily living skills (such as getting dressed, using cutlery).
  • Physiotherapy

    Our services include:

    • programs to increase strength, balance, co-ordination and function
    • screening of babies and children to check for normal development
    • management of problems associated with delays in development of normal posture and movement
    • treatment of infants and children with conditions such as cerebral palsy, Down's syndrome and neuromuscular disorders
    • assessment and treatment of children and adolescents demonstrating movement problems, including 'developmental co-ordination disorder' with associated attention and behavioural disorders such as Attention Deficit
    • co-ordination and/or organisation problems such as delays in fine and gross motor skill development including Autistic Spectrum Disorder
    • musculoskeletal problems affecting motor function.
  • Speech Pathology

    Our services include:

    • reading and spelling difficulties
    • articulation or speech difficulties (lisp) such as delays in speech development and speech disorders including Childhood Apraxia of Speech
    • language difficulties such as developmental delays in language development and language disorders, both spoken and written
    • stuttering, when a child's speech is not 'smooth' and hesitates for words
    • communication rehabilitation.