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Patient Resources 

There's a great deal of useful information on child development available on the web. One of the greatest challenges in being able to find informaiton that is relevant, accessible and authorative. I've started collecting some of the more useful resources here and hope they can be of use to you.

Frequently Asked Questions//

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Fact Sheets & Resources:

Raising Children Network. This Australian government website contains a wealth of information about children's behaviour and development.


Melbourne Royal Children's Hospital Parent Fact Sheets


Sydney Children's Hospital Parent Guides & Fact Sheets


Free Services:

PlayConnect Playgroups - support children with developmental differences

Local Child and Family Health Centres: offer support and parenting and behaviour management programs for children under 8 years old


Canberra Child Development Service offers assessment, referral, information, and linkages for children from 0 to 6 years where there are concerns relating to their development.

Marymead has a range of services to support children and families 

Hearing Assessments

Hearing Assessments with a nurse audiometrist through the Canberra Community Health Intake (free service)

Brindabella Hearing and Speech (fee for service. GP referral required)



Alison DeCure: "Capital Assessment and Therapy Centre" 

Carla Crossman: "Spark for Life Psychology"

"Families in Mind Psychology"

Psychology Department at the ANU

Psychology Department at the University of Canberra

Psychology Australia


Speech Pathology

Lynda Elson (under 5's) at "Bright Start Speech Pathology"

Andrew Watt (5 and over) at "Unity Speech Pathology"

Speech Pathology Australia


Occupational Therapy

Christy Vagg and the team at "Together-OT"

Occupational Therapy Australia



FeedInc Nutrition Clinic

Cognitive, Educational and Autism Assesments

Alison DeCure: "Capital Assessment and Therapy Centre" 

Carla Crossman: "Spark for Life Psychology"

Tej Kaur: "Fisher, Evans and Associates"

Learning Difficulties

Learning Difficulties Coalition


Autism Related Services and Information

Autism Australia ("ASPECT ") runs free "Early Days" Workshops for parents of preschool children with ASD, as well as their introductory workshop to help newly-diagnosed families navigate the system. In addition, they  run skill-based workshops focusing on specific strategies for parenting children with ASD)


Raising Children Network 

This has a section that is dedicated to providing evidence-based information about Autism (symptoms, diagnosis, management, evidence for and cost of different therapies etc)



Vanderbilt Baseline Parent Form

Vanderbilt Baseline Teacher Form

Vanderbilt Medication Parent Form

Vanderbilt Medication Teacher Form

Caddra Teacher Feedback Form


Spence Anxiety Scale Parent Form

Spence Anxiety Scale Child Form


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