What is CliniKids?
CliniKids is an innovative and unique clinical service developed by the Telethon Kids Institute that strives to support children with developmental delay and/or autism and their families. We aim to achieve the family’s goals and boost children to reach their full potential. CliniKids works closely with the Autism research team at Telethon Kids Institute to develop and deliver the latest evidence based practices to support children and their families. This specialised model of care allows for the translation of cutting edge research into innovative and individualised practices that supports skill development. The CliniKids team is made up of experienced Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists and Psychologists.
What is our philosophy?
At CliniKids we believe that parents and caregivers play a valuable role in supporting a child’s learning. The CliniKids team works directly with families, as well as the child, to increase learning opportunities by teaching families how they can work on skills at home.
We believe that no two children are the same, therefore we will tailor a therapy programme to suit the family’s individual needs and goals. We use a variety of different approaches and can adapt these as required.
What do we offer?
CliniKids currently provides a range of assessment and diagnostic services to suit the needs of each child and their family. Our services are suitable for babies and children up to approximately the age of eight. Services include:
In future we plan to offer training for parents and professionals.
How are we funded?
CliniKids is an approved National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, a registered provider for the Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) package and can provide services that may be eligible for Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates. We work with the family to help them navigate the funding options available to them and develop a plan that supports the child’s needs.