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The Neurodevelopment and Disability team at the Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne are specialists with a range of expertise who promote the highest standards of care for children with developmental disabilities and their families.
We provide care for children with: developmental concerns; cerebral palsy; intellectual disability; autism spectrum disorder; spina bifida and other developmental and long-term disabilities and weight management issues.
Services provided include: assessment, management, consultation, liaison / outreach, early intervention services (Early Childhood Intervention Services ) advocacy, education and research. We work closely with metropolitan and regional professionals and organisations, utilising a shared care model, to provide best care closest to home.
Our key partners for research and education are
Murdoch Children's Research Institute,
The University of Melbourne and
Centre for Research Excellence: Cerebral Palsy - Achieve.
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Neurodevelopment and Disability will close on 24th December and reopen on 11th January 2021
We are so excited to share that Prof Dinah Reddihough has been awarded the 2020 Elizabeth Turner Medal.
We are excited to announce the recent appointment of Dr Gordon Baikie as Director of Neurodevelopment & Disability.
We are so proud of our researchers A/Prof Adrienne Harvey and Dr Kylie Crompton for their recent awards.
We are looking for parents to participate in a 10-15 minute online survey about childhood vaccinations.
Does your child have a neurological condition like cerebral palsy? Has your child been admitted to hospital within the last year, or needed lots of antibiotics, due to chest infections? Your child may be eligible to take part in the PARROT trial.
The Parent Wellbeing Service has been running since 2018 within the Department of Neurodevelopment and Disability. Find out more about this service here.