Help your child reach their full potential

If you are concerned about your child’s communication, self-care or motor skills, sensory function, social, thinking, emotional or physical development, our caring and professional team can assess, diagnose and provide therapeutic support.

Teenagers and young adults are also welcome to use our services and gain the support they need to live their best life.

We understand the life-long benefits of addressing concerns early and the importance of a holistic and tailored approach. Being an NDIS provider allows us to work directly with children and their families to achieve their goals and more.

Our range of Grow Well programs include

Our paediatrician and therapy services are able to be provided individually and/or as a wholistic ‘wrap around’ services to support the child and family.

In addition, we provide the NDIS funded Key Worker Model. The Key Worker is your main point of contact for your family’s needs. They will provide your child with therapy support and will work with you and the other services to help your child’s development. The Key Worker guides your family and brings the skills of the team to build your child’s confidence and be fully included and engaged in everyday activities.

Our Key Workers are highly trained occupational therapists, speech therapists, psychotherapists and educators who work as a team and have specific skills in supporting children and families.


Children’s specialist care

Our Paediatrician is a medical specialist who diagnoses, treats and provides specialist medical care for a number of illnesses, conditions and disorders. This may include autism spectrum disorders, developmental delays or disabilities such as cerebral palsy.

With a Paediatric assessment, concerns about your child’s physical, mental and behavioural development will be addressed. These concerns may be about some or all of the following:

  • Movement and coordination- running, jumping, cutting food, tying shoelaces
  • Independence- getting dressed, showering and general self care
  • Concentration- such as sitting still at school or kindergarten and paying attention
  • Reading and writing- Includes comprehension and general language skills
  • Communication- Talking and being understood by other people
  • Emotions- Managing anger, feelings or anxiety
  • Social Skills- Confidence and making friends
  • Lifestyle- Eating a range of foods and thriving
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Meet Dr. Mandy Li Paediatrician (MBBS, FRACP)

Dr Mandy completed her medical degree at Monash University before undertaking Paediatrics training in various Children’s Hospital in Victoria including the Royal Children’s Hospital and Monash Children’s Hospital.

In 2016, Mandy joined Carrington Health. Mandy is fluent in English, Cantonese and some Mandarin. Her love of children and the enjoyment she gets from interacting with families is why she decided to become a Paediatrician.

Mandy has experience in treating a range of medical conditions in children including the following areas:

  • Growth and development
  • Behaviour and learning
  • Conditions such as asthma and eczema
  • Disabilities and disorders

‘‘I work with children and families to help them through any issues they encounter’’ – Dr Mandy Li

All new patients will require a medial referral from their GP to access our Paediatric service. Paediatric service is delivered at our Box Hill location at Carrington Health, 43 Carrington Rd, Box Hill.

Mandy Li

School Readiness

Get ready, get set for school!

Helping your child develop skills required for school such as language skills and pre-literacy skills, physical well-being, motor coordination, concentration, emotional adjustment and independence.

Designed for children aged 4 to 6 years, our team of specialist early childhood clinicians will ensure your child is ready and set for school.

The team includes a Child Psychologist, Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist, who use evidence based activities and techniques to deliver the thorough yet caring group program.

Together they take a holistic approach to school readiness and will ensure your child has all the developmental, emotional and behavioural skills needed for success. School Readiness programs run during the term and/or school holiday intensive.

To ensure your child’s suitability and deliver the best possible outcomes, your child’s skills will need to be assessed in order to join one of the school readiness programs.

At the end of the program you can expect to have the strategies to help your child develop:

  • Pre-reading and writing skills
  • Fine motor skills
  • Attention and concentration skills
  • Ability to self-help and participate at school
  • Social skills
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Development Programs

Supporting your child’s on-going development

The following programs are designed to support the ongoing developmental needs of your child.

To ensure your child’s suitability and deliver the best possible outcomes, your child’s skills will need to be assessed in order to join one of the following groups.

Target Word, It Takes Two to Talk (Hanen programs)
Giving parents the skills and techniques to develop their child’s early language skills through evidence based, Hanen parent training programs.

Sound Development
Helping your child to develop age appropriate use of speech sounds, clear speech and communication confidence.

Social Skills
Helping develop your child’s social skills in a fun and interactive way, including greeting, taking turns, asking for help, overcoming fear and anxiety, calming down and speaking up.
Groups are offered by age, area of focus and are for preschoolers and lower-primary and upper-primary school aged children.

Encouraging fine and gross motor skill development. This includes finger placement and body awareness for children learning to put pen to paper.

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A mental health support service tailored to families

A Neuropsychologist develops a breadth of information to support families whose children (up to 16 years old) may be experiencing cognitive, learning, developmental, emotional, or behavioural difficulties.

A Neuropsychologist can assist with:

  • A child’s cognitive skills (i.e. thinking, learning, and memory skills)
  • A child’s development
  • Education and individualised recommendations
  • Strategies to support a child in daily life, including at home and school

Due to the complex nature of the brain and how it can affect behaviour and emotions, a Neuropsychologist can also play an important part in exploring what may be contributing to behavioural or emotional difficulties.

Support for NDIS clients
Depending on your individual situation and circumstances we can offer the Neuropsychology service either through Community Health system, NDIS plan or as a Private self-funding client. We are one of only a few Community Health services in Victoria to offer a Neuropsychology service for children.

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