Our services

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Services in brief

We  offer 2 locations for services - one based in Greenslopes Private Hospital, at the Paeds in a Pod / Greenslopes Paediatrics, and  the other at 8/20 Gray St, in Ipswich.


We offer a number of services that are rebated under Medicare or Private Health Insurance. 


We also offer services under the Better Start for Children with a Disability and Helping Children with Autism packages.


Our services include:

  • Assessments, including cognitive assessment, behavioural assessment and Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments.
  • Counselling and therapy for a number of childhood and adolescent issues, including behaviour problems, mental health difficulties and assistance with parenting.
  • Positive behaviour support services to assist in managing challenging behaviours, and

You do not need a referral to access our services, however with a referral from a doctor (including General Practitioners, Psychiatrists and Paediatricians) you can access a rebate from Medicare for therapy services and select assessments.


If  you have private health care insurance, your insurer may be able to  provide you with a subsidy for therapy and counselling services. Contact  your private health care fund to
find out more.


We  offer services under the Federal Government's National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for children and adolescents

Assessment

Psychological  assessment involves the use of techniques and tools to learn about a  child, either to inform others about how they function now, or giving  information to assist in predicting their behaviour and functioning in the future.


This information can be valuable in finding out specific information about a child, giving parents, carers and professionals information that can assist children to meet their full potential, including assisting families to access funding and supports.


The process of psychological assessment may include interviews, behavioural observations, behavioural inventories or psychometric tests that are used by psychologists to form a picture of what is occurring for a child.  Please contact us for further information about our testing and assessment processes and how these can assist your child.


We  provide assessments for Learning Difficulties, Cognitvie (thinking)  ability, Autism Spectrum Disorders and difficulties such as Attention  Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and other mental health conditions.

Counselling and therapy

We offer therapeutic intervention services to children, adolescents and their families for a variety of issues, including:  

  • Childhood behavioural difficulties (such as sleep problems, mealtime problems, tantrums, and defiance),  
  • Difficulties in regulating emotions),  
  • Building self-esteem,  
  • Overcoming anxiety,
  • Managing depression,
  • Dealing with changes (including changes to schooling, moving home, or parental separation),
  • Dealing with bullying,
  • Managing health concerns, including chronic diseases,
  • Addressing issues of grief, loss, and trauma,
  • Developing social skills,
  • Parental mental health, including the treatment of postnatal depression,
  • Developing parenting skills, and·        
  • Family therapy.    

When approaching these issues with you, techniques and strategies that may be used include Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour  Therapy, Brief Solution Focussed Therapy, Narrative Therapy,  Interpersonal Therapy, and Mindfulness.


We might also set ‘Homework’ in  the form of activities to trial  at home, which will allow your child to experiment and gain a greater  understanding about themselves outside of the clinic room. 

Positive behavioural support

 Positive behaviour  support is built upon the principal that all behaviours occur for a  reason - that is - all behaviours have a meaning for that person, and  are rewarded in one way or another.  Using positive behaviour support, we are able to develop strategies to manage serious and challenging behaviours,  including strategies that can be used at home, when in the community  and at school. Two examples of programs which make use of positive behaviour support principles include Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Triple P (Positive Parenting Program), both of which we use in our practice.

Fees

Sprout Child and Family Psychology does not offer a bulk billing service, although we can work with community partners to support our clients.


Information with regards to our fees at Gray St in Ipswich are available below.


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Fees - Ipswich 2018-2019 (pdf)

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