CDN is a group of private medical, psychology and educational professionals working to help children (and their families) who have difficulties with development and behaviour.
The network and co-location of different professions enables collaboration between private practice clinicians in order to provide excellence in assessment, treatment and continuing management.
At the CDN, we have a set of written values to guide how individual clinicians work with families and children, and also to guide how different clinicians from different professional backgrounds work together. To begin with, we value each child as unique and important.
Our work at CDN is built on a set of principles that are guided by research and theory. We apply these principles in different ways to each stage, or step, along the journey of understanding and caring for your child.
Paediatricians are medical doctors who have undertaken further specialty training in paediatric medicine. Developmental Paediatricians have additional specialty interest, training and experience in the development of children: how they grow, how they acquire knowledge and skills, how they learn to behave and socialise.
Psychologists focus on helping people to reach their full potential and lead meaningful lives. Within the field of psychology, there are different specialist areas. The two specialist psychology services we provide at the CDN are Clinical Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology.
Our mission is to diagnose and manage learning differences using evidenced based programs and practices that are administered with professionalism and care.
Assistive Technology refers to software and hardware used by a student to allow them to access the curriculum fully and enables them to do what they could not do without it.
Neuroplasticity training is a set of activities, or exercises that have been designed to bring about positive neurological change, or enhancement in the way that an individual goes about learning or interaction. Neuroplastic training can help with several important areas of brain function that children use for learning and development.