Madeleine Wait - Occupational Therapist (Wednesdays and Fridays)
TBA - Speech Pathologist
Occupational Therapist and Speech Pathologist
Kirton Point Children’s Centre has two Allied Health staff members that are available on site part time.
Our Occupational Therapist (OT) and Speech Pathologist (SP) support parents in promoting positive developmental outcomes in children. This is achieved through facilitating developmental playgroups and workshops for families to access, and providing more individually suited information to parents for topics such as developmental milestones, communication, self care (sleep, toilet training, dressing and feeding) and emotional regulation.
Our Allied Health Staff are also available to support Centre staff in identifying children at risk of developmental delay, and providing education around developmental issues that may arise across our Community, Occasional Care and Preschool programs.
Health and Wellbeing
Children’s healthy development is vital for their learning and wellbeing and lays the foundation for a happy and healthy life. Families have access to a range of SA Health services and programs through Children’s Centres including:
Health promotion materials and activities on dental health, healthy eating and physical activity and health, child development and parenting information.
Child and Family Health Services, such as maternal health nurses and child health checks.
Primary Health Care Services, such as speech pathology, occupational therapy and nutrition groups, young mother’s groups, fatherhood programs and Aboriginal health programs.
Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services, including therapy for children and parents and The Incredible Years program.
Allied Health Programs: In some Children’s Centres occupational therapists, speech pathologists and other allied health staff provide an allied health program to build the skills and knowledge of staff and parents to support children’s development.
staff development sessions
parent and child group programs
short term intervention for children
Other health services
A list including other health services that might help you or someone you know is available.
Health services and programs
Please contact us for more information about the range of health services at our centre.