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What We Offer

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Holistic Assessment

“See a child differently…see a different child.”

– Dr. Stuart Shanker

More than identifying learning, social, emotional, cognitive and/or developmental needs, Holistic Assessment involves providing context-specific strategy integration and follow up. Our Holistic Assessment process includes:

  • Parent and child consultation* (90 minutes)

  • School visit (observation)

  • Consultation with Teachers (30 mins)

  • If required, assessment measure administration, scoring and interpretation

  • Report writing, inclusive of strategy integration for home and school contexts

  • Strategy implementation plan

  • Follow up (review) consultation* (60 mins)

*subject to Medicare rebate  

Already completed a cognitive assessment?

A stand-alone Holistic Recommendation and Implementation Plan is available, which reviews all documentation (from parents; teachers and learning support; Medical and Allied Health professionals), to meet the needs of the child.

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Children

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."

- Dr. Seuss

Areas of support for children struggling with difficulties at home, in school, in social situations or within themselves, including:

  • Anxiety & worries

  • Social & emotional difficulties

  • Sleep difficulties 

  • Challenging behaviours

  • Social issues or bullying

  • Attachment or separation anxiety

  • Depression

  • Low mood & sadness

  • ADHD

  • Autism

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Teenagers

“Adolescence is not a period of being 'crazy' or 'immature'. It is an essential time of emotional intensity, social engagement, and creativity.”

- Dr. Dan Siegel

Areas of support for teenagers (and/or those around them) who are struggling with this life stage, including:

  • Anxiety

  • Stress & worries

  • Social & emotional difficulties

  • Challenging and/or risky behaviours

  • School refusal and unmet learning and/or behavioural expectations

  • Negative self-image

  • Identity formation

  • Depression

  • Low mood & sadness

  • ADHD

  • Autism 

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Young Adults

"Be yourself; everyone else is already taken."

- Oscar Wilde

Areas of support for those who are struggling to find their own path and get themselves together, including:

  • How to be open, curious and make sense of thoughts and feelings

  • Strategies to drop the struggle with difficult feelings & respond with awareness 

  • Recognising helpful and unhelpful thoughts

  • Increasing personal effectiveness

  • Exploring what matters most and taking action toward it 

  • Improving social connections and relationships

  • Identifying choices in each moment and solving problems

  • Relating to yourself and others compassionately

  • Adjusting to life transitions and events

  • Coping better, doing better

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Parents & Families

"There is no such thing as a perfect parent. So just be a real one." 

- Sue Atkins

Parental coaching to tune into yourself and your child, including:

  • Learning about social and emotional cues from baby and older children

  • Developing a flexible and responsive mindset and skillset

  • Building awareness to respond effectively 

  • Identifying what's contributing to conflict

  • Communicating and relationship building 

  • Implementing solutions ahead of time to be responsive rather than reactive in the heat of the moment

  • Learning to set realistic expectations and collaboratively solve problems that affect your child's life and yours

Students & Schools

"Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think."

- Albert Einstein 

Workshops for Individual Students or Groups (from Primary through to Tertiary Education):

  • The Brain-Mind-Body Connection

  • Mindfulness & Self-Compassion

  • Social & Emotional Skills (including emotional regulation)

  • Thinking & Planning Skills

  • Discovering Values & Strengths; Goal Setting & Action Planning Skills

  • Study Skills 

Workshops for Year Levels & Whole-School: 

  • Mental health literacy and student well-being (including bullying prevention)

  • Tailored workshops to meet the needs of your school community (including Teacher Professional Development workshops; Staff Well-being)