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USC Child and Youth OT

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

Ongoing management

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.

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Page last updated 11 October 2019