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.

REBATE

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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

REBATE

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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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.

REBATE

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

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION

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


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