BA. MA (psychology). MAPSNorth Lakes
Julie Steward brings about positive change in the lives of children and families. As a qualified psychologist who has spent nearly 20 years working with children, she recognises that every child is unique. She works collaboratively with families, teachers, guidance officers, paediatricians and other health professionals to offer the right support and solutions for each child she meets.
Julie can support children struggling with:
- self-esteem and confidence
- challenging behaviour
- bullying, including cyber-bullying
- friendships and social skills.
For children who are struggling in the classroom or who face learning difficulties, but who are not sure what factors might be hindering their progress, Julie can undertake a range of assessments including:
- behaviour emotional wellbeing
- academic achievement.
Julie uses a variety of tests including the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children (WISC), fifth edition, to assist in understanding each child’s intellectual ability, including their verbal comprehension, visual spatial, fluid reasoning, working memory and processing speed.
Julie adapts her care to suit the needs of each family and child. The initial consultation can be undertaken with or without the child in attendance. Ongoing appointments can be arranged to suit busy family lives, and assessments completed at the time of day the child is likely to be at their best.
Advice and information is provided to families following a diagnosis, and support offered to develop and implement strategies that are sustainable and designed to improve lives. This includes recommending strategies for the implementation of solutions at home and in the classroom.
Some families may be eligible for support funding through Medicare or their private health insurance, depending on the type of cover. Every circumstance is different and it is best to enquire with us and your health fund and to understand the options, which may include:
Further information and resources
Our services include:
Paediatric Occupational Therapists
Paediatric Speech Pathologists