The Patches Child Development Clinics at UWA represent a collaboration between the Robin Winkler Clinic and PATCHES Paediatrics/Telethon Kids Institute (Director: Dr James Fitzpatrick - Paediatrician). These clinics, with a special focus on neurodevelopmental conditions such as Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), provides the basis for collaborative expertise to incorporate research, undergraduate and postgraduate research training, professional development/training for allied health and medical staff, as well as the translation of research into clinical practice and models for prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
In addition to our neuropsychology clinic, we offer regular outpatient specialised multi-disciplinary assessment clinics for children and adolescents with suspected developmental concerns. We work closely with the PATCHES team to provide a multidisciplinary assessment clinic for children aged from birth to 18 years.
In order to claim Medicare rebates for the Patches Child Development Clinic assessment you will need a referral from your General Practitioner (GP) or medical specialist. The required paperwork to give your GP can be provided to you from the PATCHES team. In addition to the Medicare rebate, there is a gap fee which can be discussed with PATCHES. The assessment will include assessments by clinical neuropsychology trainees (under the supervision of Associate Professor Carmela Pestell), as well as a Paediatrician and Speech Pathologist and Occupational Therapist assessments (as required).
Referrals from parents, the Department of Child Protection and Family Support, as well as the Health Department are welcome. Please note that we do not accept referrals for children who are involved in the justice system.
For more information or to book an appointment please contact either:
Robin Winkler Clinic
(08) 6488 2644
(08) 9489 7932