Welcome To KidsFirst Clinic

Our clinic-based Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy and Physiotherapy services support children’s development in physical development, language, communication, feeding, social, and play development. KidsFirst Clinic offers 1 hour individual and group-based intervention.

Our clinicians are dedicated to keeping up with Evidence Based clinical approaches. We pride ourselves on working closely with schools, families, and support services to support each child’s development. We offer clinic based, home based or school-based sessions.

Our team works with a range of diagnoses including but not limited to:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Genetic, chromosomal, and metabolic disorders/syndromes
  • Birth injuries
  • Sensory processing disorder
  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)
  • Traumatic brain or spinal cord injuries
Speech and Language Therapy

Speech and Language Therapy (SLT) provides life-changing treatment, support and care for children who have difficulties with communication, eating, and drinking.

Our SLT works with children with:

  • Mild, moderate or severe learning difficulties
  • Language delay
  • Difficulties with speech sounds
  • Hearing impairments
  • Cleft lip and palate
  • Stuttering
  • Developmental Language Disorder (DLD)
  • Feeding and eating difficulties
  • Complex Communication needs - Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC)

Our SLT team can complete formal and informal assessments which will provide information into your child’s understanding and expression of language, communication profile, speech or feeding difficulties.

KidsFirst is a certified iLs provider

iLs solutions integrate with existing therapies to support patients in a range of therapeutic approaches including: occupational therapy, psychotherapy, trauma and addiction counseling, ASD, ADHD, speech language, physical therapy, education, and school counseling.

Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP)

An auditory intervention developed by Dr. Stephen Porges to restore the nervous system, reduce stress and auditory sensitivity and enhance social engagement and resilience.

The SSP has been successfully applied as a therapy to treat patients experiencing difficulties with emotional control, behavioural organization, and hearing and auditory sensitivities. The SSP is an adjunct therapy meant to be used in combination with and enhance existing treatment programs. Once patients are able to enter a regulated state of safety and calm by listening to the treated music served by the SSP, they become more receptive to other effective therapies.

Focus System

The iLs Focus System combines auditory, balance, and movement activities to create a foundation for learning, attention, processing and behavior.

This system is commonly used by mental health professionals to treat patients with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, or those experiencing issues with learning and attention.

The key to the Focus System’s success lies in the concept of neuroplasticity – the idea that we can rewire the neural pathways in the brain through specific and repeated stimulation.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy (OT) empowers and facilitates children’s participation in activities of everyday living (i.e. occupations). Our OT team takes a developmental approach to address

  • Physical ability (fine and gross motor skills)
  • Sensory processing and modulation
  • Handwriting skills
  • Visual motor skills
  • Self-help skills
  • Body awareness
  • Coordination of movement
  • Self regulation

Our OT team can complete formal and informal assessments which will provide information on your child’s sensory processing, gross and fine motor skills.

Speech Therapists in Action
Explore Our Sensory Gym
Discover the Benefits of Physiotherapy
Check out this inspiring video of one of our students conquering an obstacle course!
Dynamic Movement Intervention

What is DMI?

Dynamic Movement Intervention (DMI) is a comprehensive intervention that incorporates current research on neurorehabilitation, technologies, and methodologies. This therapeutic technique is used by physical (PT) and occupational therapists to treat children with gross motor impairments by improving and/or provoking a desired action with great emphasis on alignment, sensory integration, and function. The goal is to promote progress toward developmental milestones.

Why is DMI different than standard Occupational Therapy?

Our therapists had to undergo specific specialised training to conduct this intervention. Specialised equipment only utilised by DMI practitioners is used throughout sessions.

For more information, click here to download a copy of our brochure. For further questions please do reach out to our team.

Physiotherapy (PT)

Physiotherapy is a vital component of our holistic approach to children's well-being. Our experienced physiotherapists specialize in functional therapy, using hands-on techniques to help children achieve their maximum functional ability. We target various functional impairments, including abnormal muscle tone, strength, coordination, balance and posture, mobility, and achieving an optimal range of motion.

Our Physiotherapists work with a wide range of conditions, including:

  • Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
  • Down Syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Neuromuscular disorders
  • Genetic conditions
  • Hypotonia
  • Hypertonia
  • Torticollis
  • Flat feet
  • General strength and conditioning
  • Exercise endurance

Our comprehensive assessment process evaluates your child's functional skills, gross motor skills, strength, balance, and coordination. This assessment allows us to identify areas that may require additional support and to tailor our therapeutic goals accordingly.

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Making an appointment at KidsFirst Clinic

  • Reach out to KidsFirst admin team
  • A therapist will give you a call to discuss your concerns
  • We will arrange an initial consultation/ assessment at a time of your convenience
  • Your child attends the initial OT/ SLT/PT consultation (Parents are encouraged to join).
  • Therapists follow up with your child’s school to discuss your child’s strengths and areas for growth.

All families are provided with written feedback following the assessment. Therapists will assemble individual therapy for your child based on the areas for growth identified in the consultation. Progress will be monitored and evaluated regularly with families.

Group Based Intervention

We are happy to arrange a phone call to answer your questions, We can also arrange a complimentary center visit to discuss KidsFirst school with one of our Team members.