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Maryborough Psychology & Health Clinic

Melinda Metaxas & Associates Pty Ltd

Child Services

Child Services Information

We provide services including therapy/counselling, behaviour management, interventions and strategies. In addition, we can provide education, parent and carer support. A family-centred and practical skills-based approach is often used as a way of supporting and working with children and their parents.

Our range of Assessments

Assessments can be administered for diagnostic purposes, to help understand severe behaviour, symptoms, reactions, or to determine cognitive or developmental levels and functional capacity.

If required, our assessments may involve:

  • Neurological/cognitive testing
  • Functional capacity assessments
  • Observations
  • Standardised questionnaires
  • Clinical interviews with parents and carers
  • Communication with other professionals

  Assessments can assist in identifying your child’s needs, behaviours and functional capacities across a range of areas such as, cognition, education, social, emotional, coping and living skills. It can help to highlight the type of support and strategies required..

Click here for cognitive assessments for educational and diagnostic purposes (Intellectual Disability and Learning Disabilities).

Treatment and Therapeutic Support

Therapeutic support can involve short-term therapy/counselling, practical skills and psycho-education or can be long-term and intensive for more complex and concerning behaviours.

Treatment/Therapeutic Support can involve:

  • Capacity and skills building
  • Setting small achieable and practical goals
  • Developing behavioural support plans which outline a child’s goals, expectations and        intended outcomes.
  • Implementing positive behavioural change strategies
  • Aiming to reduce or stop concerning thoughts and/or behaviours.
  • Training for parents and carers in behavior management strategies
  • Social skills training
  • Coping and emotion regulation strategies
  • Sensory Strategies
  • Providing recommendations and referring to other appropriate professional services.