Tag: paediatrician

May 13
Children’s nurse practitioners can help if you have concerns about your child’s development or behaviour

I’m a little embarrassed to admit, but when Stephanie from Just Kids Health asked me if I knew what a nurse practitioner was … I went straight to Mel from […]

Apr 30
Getting an autism diagnosis in Western Australia: what you need to know for support at school & by the NDIS

Getting an autism diagnosis in Western Australia: what you need to know for support at school & by the NDIS There is a HUGE amount of confusion around for families […]

Apr 30
Perth Paediatricians & Psychiatrist Availability Updates

I share the latest updates on paediatrician availability here.  Things change very quickly so check back often for updates.  If you have an update you would like to include please […]

Mar 14
Is it ADHD? Rule these conditions out first

There are several conditions that can mimic or exacerbate the symptoms of ADHD so it's worth ruling these conditions out before being referred to a paediatrician for an ADHD assessment.

Aug 08
More children than ever are struggling with developmental concerns. We need to help families connect and thrive.

Unsplash, CC BY Andrew Whitehouse, The University of Western Australia Early childhood has received a great deal of attention in recent weeks, as Australia has sought to understand ways to […]

Aug 08
Is it anxiety or ADHD, or both? How to tell the difference and why it matters

How to tell if it's anxiety, ADHD or both and why it matters for treatment.

Jul 28
Why you need to know about conditions that often show up with ADHD

ADHD often shows up with an entourage of co-occuring conditions that can complicate diagnosis and treatment. Common co-occurring conditons include autism, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Specific Learning Disorders, epilepsy, eating disorders and migraines.

Jul 26
Paediatricians: No wait, interstate?

Another parent has just told you they got an interstate paediatrician appointment within three weeks, diagnosis and medications. Is it legit or too good to be true?

May 03
Q & A: Is anyone accepting new patient referrals for a 3 year old?

I thought I might start posting some of the Q&As that I get in the hope that it can help more than one person to access this kind of information. […]

May 02
The Department of Health responds with their advice …

After contacting every paediatrician in Western Australia I wanted to know what the official advice was for families. I emailed our Minister for Health and Mental Health and asked for […]