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For Children Under Six

Does the child already have a diagnosis

We will review young people that already have a diagnosis. These are mostly seen in our Developmental Paediatric Clinics. We do not provide allied health assessments or therapy for children with a confirmed developmental/disability diagnosis. We usually liaise with the clinicians your young person is already linked with or arrange extra assessments using your NDIS funding. Rarely, we may refer internally for allied health assessments if there is another developmental diagnosis in question.

  • Please ensure you forward us a copy of previous documentation confirming this diagnosis.


A Child Development Service

Level 3, 16-30 High Street

Southport QLD 4215

  • Ensure you are registered for the NDIS ECA Program so that you can access therapy and supports.
  • If you are not eligible for NDIS ECA please see suggestions above.
  • If your child attends childcare, talk with them about accessing Inclusion Support Program for your child.
  • Register for the Special Needs Library – they provide extra toys and resources for children with special needs.
  • Consider enrolling your child in an Early Childhood Development Program (ECDP) ECDPs are services that support children who have been identified as meeting the guidelines of a diagnosed or suspected disability. ECDP services are delivered by special education specialist staff with support from other Department of Education and Training Specialists and Therapists. Most programs offer a centre-based service located at a school. All services are free. When the children reach their prep year, they are supported in their transition to their local school setting.
  • See our resource page for extra information on recommended Support Services and Parenting programs. 
Is the child eligible for the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

The NDIS Early Childhood Approach (ECA) Program is a nationally funded scheme to support people with disabilities to meet their goals.

Services and supports, funded through the NDIS, can include therapy and equipment to increase your child’s ability to do activities they need or want to do throughout the day and support to enable participation in activities/childcare

Our Local ECA Providers are:

Provider Contact Details
Early Childhood Approach (Uniting Care) Gold Coast 1800 543 354
Early Childhood Approach (EACH) Scenic Rim / Mt Tamborine 1300 003 224
NDIS Early Childhood (Northcott) Northern NSW 1800 118 481

The Raising Children’s Network website has great information about the NDIS.

To find a Private Therapist click here.

Last updated 14 Mar 2023