Cerebral palsy and movement disorders, Kids Rehab, The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Telephone: (02) 9845 2819
Fax: (02) 9845 0685
Location: Children's Assessment Centre, Outpatients building, Level 3
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
The Cerebral Palsy Clinic in Kids Rehab at The Children's Hospital at Westmead offers a consultancy service for children and adolescents with predominantly physical disabilities that are congenital or acquired early in life and other acquired physical disabilities, such as hereditary spastic paraparesis and conditions with increased muscle tone.
This clinic helps coordinate the child's needs by providing consultations, advice and support to parents and families, health professionals, teachers and others who are involved in the care of children with physical disabilities. We coordinate referrals to other specialised services and programs, where appropriate.
Who can attend the clinic?
- Children of any age, from birth until they leave school
- Their parents and carers
- Any professional involved in the child's care is also welcome to attend with the family
What do we offer?
- Information regarding diagnosis and disability
- Consultation and advice regarding speech, language and communication, feeding, fine and gross motor skills, developmental progress, handwriting and classroom skills, equipment needs, splints and orthoses, education and schooling, bladder and bowel management, activities of daily living and medical needs
What programs are available?
- Spasticity Management
- Botulinum Toxin Program
- Intrathecal Baclofen Program
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Program
How to make an appointment
Contact the Intake Officer via our Clinic Secretary on (02) 9845 2819. Referrals to the service can only be made by paediatrician or medical specialist. Referrals should be in writing or by phoning the Intake Officer. The Intake Officer completes a checklist to ensure they collect important information to assist the referral process. Once the referral is accepted, the family will be contacted by the Intake Officer. If the child is not eligible, then the family will be assisted to help find other suitable services.