A common time for a child to be referred to a paediatrician is at school entry, with transition from kindergarten being a big change for both the child and family. If learning concerns have been raised in the pre-school years, review by a paediatrician can be invaluable. Such a review would involve a comprehensive history, medical examination and, on occasion, further investigations. The paediatrician will frequently liaise directly with the school and if required, recommend educational psychology reports be undertaken. The results of these assessments may assist some children with learning difficulties obtain funding for teaching aid support in the classroom. As part of the goal of assisting your child achieve their full potential, referral to other healthcare practitioners such as speech therapists, occupational therapists and child psychologists may be helpful.
The following practitioners at CPMG can be of service in helping assess and manage learning difficulties in children: