Welcome To KidsFirst Clinic

Our clinic-based Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy 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.

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.

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 further questions please do reach out to our team.

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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 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.