Psychology

South West Kids Clinic is proud to be associated with Kids Konnect Psychological Services who provide part time therapy and assessments at our clinics.

Kids Konnect can help young people with things such as anxiety and depression, ADHD, disabilities, educational issues, developmental issues, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. We also work closely with parents, educators and other care providers on parenting, behavior management, diagnostics assessment and forensic assessments. Our range of services includes individual and group therapy, training and assessments.

One-to-one therapy
All families need help from time to time. Problematic behavior or other issues impact siblings, parents and the spousal relationship, as well as the child concerned. Kids Konnect offers one-to-one therapies for kids with ADD and ADHD as well as with learning difficulties or poor attention and concentration. We have significant experience addressing Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Other issues we address in one-to-one therapy include:

  • Anxiety
  • Behaviour management
  • Sleep issues in children
  • Childhood depression
  • Parenting issues
  • Grief and loss

Behavioural assessment
Behavioural assessments explore the child’s behavior and the function of this behavior. An assessment may include detailed interviews with parents, teachers and, if appropriate, other involved adults. The child will be observed in clinic alongside observations at home and/or school where practical. Questionnaires are also used to measure the child’s behavior.

Diagnostic assessments
Diagnostic assessments give caregivers peace-of-mind through a comprehensive process of assessment for developmental issues such as Autistic Spectrum Disorders, developmental delays, Attention Deficit Disorder, and other issues. These assessments typically involve in depth interviews, checklists and observations and other assessments as appropriate.

Educational
Educational assessments examine the child’s cognitive and academic functioning to evaluate their cognitive, social and emotional capacity in comparison to children of the same age. These assessments help identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses, as well as any potential concerns that may affect their development at school. The child and parent will be better prepared to work to their strengths, develop their weaknesses and access any educational assistance that may be required to help the child reach their full potential.

School readiness
School readiness assessments look at the child’s cognitive, social and emotional capacity in comparison to children of the same age. These assessments help identify the child’s strengths and weaknesses as well as any potential concerns that may affect their development at school.

Developmental
These in-depth assessments identify the developmental functioning and  cognitive, social and emotional and mental health challenges of your child. This involves in-depth interviews and psychometric assessment instruments, including cognitive assessments and checklists.

Social and emotional
Similar to a developmental assessment, this assessment explores social and emotional issues that influence the child to help guide the therapy.