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INITIAL CONSULTATION


Who can be seen for an initial consultation:
  • Children of school age (5-17 years inclusive) with learning and/or behavioural problems
How an appointment can be made:
  • Consult with your family doctor or specialist and obtain a referral to Dr Kelly Saltman, or Dr Berlinda Yeoh. Please note that Dr Mark Selikowitz and Dr Rory McCarthy no longer take on new patients.
     
  • To arrange an appointment please phone the clinic and speak to one of our receptionists.
Once you have an appointment it is necessary to confirm this one week prior to the date.

What you need to bring with you to the appointment:
  1. A referral letter from your family doctor
  2. Your child’s school reports
  3. Reports from any previous assessments
  4. Completed teacher questionnaire. You can download a questionnaire by clicking this link TEACHER QUESTIONNAIRE.
  5. Completed parent questionnaire. You can download a questionnaire by clicking this link PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE.
  6. Your child’s Medicare card
  7. The full payment quoted by the secretary when the appointment is confirmed (All credit cards except AMEX and DINERS are accepted).
  8. Our address CONTACT/FIND US
What to do if your child is already taking regular medication:
    The following medicines should not be given on the morning of the initial clinic visit:

    • Ritalin tablets
    • Ritalin LA capsules
    • Vyvanse capsules
    • Concerta tablets
    • Dexamphetamine tablets and capsules
    • Strattera capsules.

    All other medicines should be given as usual on the morning of the initial clinic visit.
What will happen at the appointment:

An initial visit to the clinic will start with a consultation with the developmental paediatrician. He will decide what further testing or assessments are required, depending on your child’s problem and what tests have already been performed elsewhere. See ASSESSMENT for a full list of possible tests.

Please note that medication testing (when required) is usually not done at the initial visit unless an appointment for this has been made at time of booking the initial appointment. This is usually reserved for children who have to travel from outside the Sydney region.


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