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Quality wellness programs designed for children and adolescents

Nutrition and dietetics

Specialist paediatric dietitians provide nutrition counselling and advice in a variety of areas such as:

  • growth faltering and poor growth
  • food allergies and intolerance
  • gut disturbances such as constipation, diarrhoea and irritable bowel syndrome
  • fussy eaters and food refusal
  • weight management
  • nutritional deficiencies
  • dietary management of behavioural issues such as ADHD and ASD.

Physiotherapy

We offer services in the following areas:

  • paediatric sports injury and musculoskeletal management
  • baby and toddler developmental assessment and treatment
  • baby handling and massage
  • children with balance and coordination difficulties
  • paediatric incontinence and betwetting
  • clubfoot management and serial casting
  • approved panel providers for Better Start for Children with a Disability and Helping Children with Autism programs.

Occupational therapy

Specialist paediatric occupational therapists offer support and advice for children who are having difficulties in everyday living skills. We offer:

  • developmental assessment and early intervention for infants
  • including infant massage
  • assessment and intervention for young children experiencing functional problems with fine motor skills, play skills, sensory processing, school readiness and/or daily living skills
  • assessment and intervention for school aged children experiencing difficulties with learning and performance in areas of handwriting, emotional regulation, social skills/making friends, attention and/or organisational skills in the classroom
  • assessment and intervention programmes for children with toileting problems
  • assessment and intervention for children with feeding and mealtime difficulties
  • support to help children manage and cope with medical treatment
  • hand injuries and scar management
  • approved panel providers for Better Start for Children with a Disability and Helping Children with Autism programs.

Audiology

  • Private hearing tests for babies and children
  • Fitting of soft hypoallergenic earplugs
  • approved panel providers for Better Start for Children with a Disability and Helping Children with Autism programs.

Speech pathology

Speech pathologists provide assessment and intervention for a range of communication and feeding difficulties in children from birth to school age. We offer services to the following groups:

  • children with speech difficulties who are difficult to understand
  • late talkers or children who have difficulty with sentence development
  • children who have difficulty understanding language or following directions
  • school age children who experience difficulty learning to read or write
  • young children and school age children who stutter
  • infants and children who have difficulties with feeding
  • children with complex communication delays associated with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delays
  • approved panel providers for Better Start for Children with a Disability and Helping Children with Autism programs.

Multidisciplinary programs

  • Multidisciplinary Feeding Clinic
  • Secret Agent Society Social Skills Workshop
  • Multidisciplinary Babies' Developmental Clinic
  • Getting Set for Prep/School

Further information

Mater Health and Wellness staff are recognised providers with private health funds and Medicare. Rebates for services are available where applicable.

Mater Health and Wellness is located on Level 1, Duncombe Building, Raymond Terrace, South Brisbane. For further information or to make an appointment please phone 07 3163 6000 or visit wellness.mater.org.au

© 2014 Mater Misericordiae Ltd. ACN 096 708 922

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Mater acknowledges consumer consultation in the development of this patient information.
Mater Doc Num: MHS-802-03064
Last modified 11/11/2015.
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