North Shore (09) 486 8900
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Child Development

  • The Child Development Service can provide specialised support to help a child with support needs develop and grow
  • We believe that family is the constant in a child's life and that families want what's best for their child
  • You will be supported to develop goals which work toward your child and family's hopes and aspirations
  • Where possible, your child will be seen at home, pre-school or in the community
  • If your child has a need for specialised equipment our team can help you apply for funding
  • We take a team approach so one or more team members may be involved with your family
  • We can also provide access to clinical psychology support
  • Interpreting services are available for parents who need this support
  • Speech Language Therapists and Dietitians are part of the Child Development team

Our Team

  • Visiting Neurodevelopmental Therapists (VNT) 
    • assist babies and toddlers with all areas of their early development through positioning and play
  • Speech Language Therapists (SLT) 
    • support families where there are feeding difficulties and help with early communication through play
  • Dietitians
    • give advice on nutrition, food or supplements needed for healthy growth
  • Physiotherapists (PT) 
    • focus on posture, movement and physical skills needed for activity
  • Occupational Therapists (OT) 
    • encourage the development of hand function and support the learning of specific skills your child needs for every day living
  • Social Workers 
    • support families to reduce stress and assist in managing family and community life



  • Child Development Services
    3 William Laurie Place
    Ph (09) 447 0100

    Rodney Team: Ph (09) 422 2700
  • Rodney Community Health Services
    7 Alnwick Street
    Ph (09) 422 2700


Child Development

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