At Royal Far West, we know kids like Jack are not ‘naughty’. We know that by providing a diagnosis and a plan for the right services and support, children with even the most complex developmental conditions, can learn, adapt and thrive.
And that’s exactly why the Paediatric Developmental Program exists.
Our team of multi-disciplinary clinicians collaborate with children, their parents and their school to assess and figure out what’s going on for each child.
By unravelling exactly what’s working and not working – emotionally, in their relationships, with their understanding and communication, how their body works and what’s impacting their learning and play, we can really start to build a clear picture of the child and their unique needs.
So often when a child finally receives a diagnosis, we hear from their parents, “Oh my goodness, my poor little boy!”
There is an overwhelming compassion that comes with this new understanding of their child. And often, an immense sense of relief that it’s not their child’s fault – and that it’s not their fault as a parent. Jacks mum Suz recently said,
“You’re not just saving Jack’s life, you’re saving our marriage, our family, our relationship with the school, our friendships and our life in the community.”