Infant Development Clinic, Brisbane | ACU

Do you have concerns about your baby’s development?

Would you like to know if their development is on track?

Would you like to learn about the building blocks for best thinking, play, speech, movement and social development?

Would you like to feel more confident in your journey as a parent?

The Infant Development Clinic at Australian Catholic University, Brisbane Campus, is here to support you.

How the Infant Development Clinic can help

It can be difficult as a parent to not compare your baby to others. The range of typical development can be quite surprising and it is important to remember that children have unique developmental journeys.

Many of your intuitive parenting skills hold the keys to progressing your child’s abilities in all areas – unlocking your child’s potential lies in the best use of these. Development is dependent on so many factors: body size and shape, muscle tone, personality, sensory processing and, most significantly, through interactions with you.

Support and specialised services

ACU runs low-cost individual and group sessions for babies up to two years of age. The clinic is run by occupational therapy and speech pathology students who are supervised by qualified experts in the field of infant development. Their practice is based on the very latest in research evidence.

We offer individual assessments that either look at your child’s overall development or are tailored to your concerns. This may be through formal and informal assessment, education, coaching and therapy intervention for all areas of infant and childhood development.

We work collaboratively with families to address goals in the areas of:

  •       cognition
  •       social interaction and play
  •       emotional regulation
  •       speech and language
  •       physical development – gross and fine motor skills
  •       sensory awareness/processing
  •       parent education/coaching.

If required, we can offer follow up therapy sessions to explore how to enable and enhance your baby’s optimal development.

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Early intervention

Most of your baby’s core skills needed for language, movement, social interaction and school success are developed in their first two years. Earliest possible detection and intervention is vital to minimise the impact of developmental delays.

Group programs

Our ‘Best interaction, best baby’ playgroups use fun activities to demonstrate how to bring out the best in your baby’s development.

General clinic information

ACU Health Clinics are a university teaching facility. They have been specifically designed to provide quality health services delivered in a student teaching context.

Location

ACU Allied Health Clinic

8 Approach Road, Banyo

Free parking available on-site.

Clinic day

Thursday 8am – 2pm

Referrals

Accepted as self-referral or from any medical or allied health professional involved in your child’s care.

Priority is given to referrals from clients who are unable to access private services or with NDIS funding.

Cost

Only $15 for a 45-minute appointment.

Making an appointment

Contact reception to find out more information about the clinic and to book your appointment.

P:(07) 3623 7740

E: [email protected]

W: www.acu.edu.au/healthclinics

 

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