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Dept Communities FECS (upto 6 years): (OT, Speech, Psych and Social Worker) Visit Dept Communities details here
Physio, Diet, Feeding : Womens and Children’s Allied Health at TTH visit page here
Early Childhood Ed ; Vincent School Contact Karen Herbett (now called ECDU)
Special Education: Townsville Community Learning Centre (primary upwards) visit school page here
Dental: Community Health at Kirwan
(free to QLD health care card holders)
Mental : Community Health at Kirwan visit details here
Private Physio using extended care program: Luthile Arlett
(Townsville and suburban clinic (Charles St))
Private OT and behavioural specialist – Jillian Ballantyne – visit Sensory processing page here
ENT – TTH or private : Dr Lindsay Allen
Hearing: TTH or Australian Hearing
Eyes: Dr Gaeme Kelly thru TTH or private
Cardiologist: Dr Radford via TTH. Women’s and Children’s clinic.
Paed : Dr William Frischman private or TTH.
Gastro: Dr William Frischman
Sleep clinic: Mater Brisbane (publicly funded), travel costs paid by TTH
The extended Medicare program (using GP management plan) can get you some subsidised access to private allied health professionals i.e. physio, speech. The program can also provide access to Psychologist (counselling) for parents/carers etc. Talk to your GP or medical practice manager. If they don’t understand it find someone who does. There are ways around almost every hurdle.
If having problems getting appts get your Paed to ring them or for hospital ring surgical clinics reception (ENT, Hearing) and tell them your child has DS and needs to be seen as a higher priority than 3. Follow up on all referrals to the public hospital. Make sure the referrals get there and you have an appt when you expect one. If not harass (in a nice way) until you get what you need.
Karen Edwards ( Lauren- 5 yrs old ) 4775 5259
Tanya Boatwright ( Skylar- 2 years old ) 0400 799 136
STATE ORGANSIATION IS DSAQ . You can visit them at www.dsaq.org.au