Nature of clinic
Student resourced OT service we see children referred from the child health FASD service who are ineligible for other government funded services
Range of health professionals at the clinic
Occupational Therapist, Cate Hilly has had over 17 years experience as a paediatric occupational therapist. Cate and USC OT students also participate in the FASD diagnostic clinic as part of the Child Development Services with the Sunshine Coast Health and Hospital Service SCHSS. The USC is participating in research related to FASD diagnostic process along with Griffith University and the SCHHS and Gold Coast University Hospital.
Type of services provided at the clinic
Where referrals are accepted from
General Practitioners, Paediatricians, Other medical specialists, Psychologists, Allied health professionals, Families, Education Departments
How the clinic bills
Probono clinic as students are completing their practice education.
Ages that the clinic provides services for
0 - 4 years, 5 - 11 years, 12 - 18 years
FASD experience and training
The focus of services through the Child and Youth Clinic are on goal setting, parent/caregiver/teacher education and linking families in with other service providers. OT students are given specific training about FASD at the commencement of the placement from Cate and the NOFASD project officer.