Tamworth Child Development Service

 

The Child Development Service (CDS) is a trans-disciplinary Allied Health Team that includes:

  • Speech Pathologist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Child & Family Health Nurse
  • Psychologist and
  • Social Worker

This service provides face-to-face specialised joint assessment and review services with the team and individualised therapy services where needed. If necessary, suggestions are made for activities to do at home with your child to help his or her development.

Child Development Service staff will liaise with other professionals involved in the care of your child to provide a coordinated service and to meet parent’s goals.


Geographical are we provide services

Tamworth Greater City Area


Referral Eligibility Criteria 

Children who reside within the Tamworth Greater City area and are up to 3 years old who were born prematurely or who are at risk of delay or have a mild to moderate developmental delay in more than one are, including children who are experience learning difficulties.


Referral Exclusion Criteria
  • Premature infants 34 weeks or greater gestation without and other co morbidity
  • Children eligible for Cerebral Palsy Alliance (CPA) services
  • Children eligible for Aging Disability and Home care (ADHC) services
  • Children who only need to access one allied health discipline

Who do we accept referrals from?

Anyone can refer including parents. Parental consent is necessary for a referral to be accepted. Paper or electronic referral is preferred.


Location and contact details

Tamworth/Nundle Community Health Service

Tamworth Community Health Centre - Locked Bag 9783Tamworth NEMSC 2348
Ph: (02) 6767 8100 (02) 6767 8100
Fax: (02) 6766 3967 (02) 6766 3967

Wheelchair Accessible 

Yes