TALi approved healthcare professionals

Psychologists

Psychologists are highly trained experts offering services such as assessment, diagnosis and intervention across a variety of different areas of psychological health. Some ways that psychologists may support children or families are:

  • Mental health and wellbeing;

  • Cognitive ability and academic achievement;

  • Early childhood intervention services;

  • Developmental delays;

  • Attention difficulties;

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. Autism Spectrum Disorder);

  • Learning difficulties;

  • Social skills;

  • Challenging behaviour.

Registered psychologists may offer services that attract a rebate under Medicare, private health insurance and the NDIS.

For more information on psychologists, visit https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/about-psychology/what-is-a-psychologist  

 


 

Medical Doctors: General Practitioners (GP) and Paediatricians

General practitioners are often the first point of contact for families with children experiencing health concerns, and they play an important role in managing and referring patients to other specialists such as paediatricians and psychologists.

Paediatricians are specialised physicians who receive additional training and qualifications to work specifically with babies, children and adolescents. They help to support children’s physical, mental and behavioural development. 

Medical doctors can provide emergency medicine, as well as assessment and treatment of:

  • Medical conditions;

  • Attention difficulties;

  • Developmental delays;

  • Chronic disease;

  • Neurodevelopmental disorders;

  • Brain injury.

Registered medical doctors may offer services that attract a rebate under Medicare, private health insurance and the NDIS.

For more information on GPs, visit https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/the-role-of-a-gp  

For more information on paediatricians, visit https://www.healthdirect.gov.au/what-do-paediatricians-do 

 


 

Speech Pathologists

Speech pathologists are trained to assist children with communication. They regularly work alongside educators, medical and other healthcare professionals to support children experiencing speech and language issues. Speech pathologists often assess, diagnose and treat:

  • Communication disorders;

  • Receptive language issues;

  • Expressive language issues;

  • Stuttering;

  • Social skills;

  • Feeding issues;

  • Disability-related speech and language issues.

Speech pathologists may offer services that attract a rebate under Medicare, private health insurance or the NDIS.

For more information on speech pathologists, visit https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Public/What_is_a_Speech_Pathologist/SPAweb/Resources_for_the_Pubic/What_is_a_Speech_Pathologist/What_is_a_Speech_Pathologist.aspx?hkey=7e5fb9f8-c226-4db6-934c-0c3987214d7a

 


 

Occupational Therapists (OT)

Occupational therapists help children to participate independently in their daily activities. Through targeted therapy, OTs can help children improve:

  • Visual motor skills;

  • Handwriting;

  • Movement;

  • Balance;

  • Physical coordination;

  • Sensory processing;

  • Attention regulation.

OTs can also assist children with the use of specialised equipment, such as wheelchairs, or assist children who need guidance in developing self-care skills. Registered OTs may offer services that attract a rebate under Medicare, private health insurance and the NDIS.

For more information on occupational therapists, visit https://www.otaus.com.au/about/about-ot

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