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BUSHkids is a not for profit organisation providing free
primary allied health care to children and their families in rural, remote and
regional Queensland communities.
BUSHkids builds capacity in local communities to identify
and respond to children who are at risk of poor health, educational and social
BUSHkids provides early intervention allied health for children and
families who otherwise may have been unable to access services in their local
BUSHkids has five service Centres across Queensland
supported by a Brisbane office team based in Toowong. Our regaional Centres are
located at Bundaberg, Dalby, Emerald, Mount Isa and Warwick, with Early
Intervention Facilitators are located at our satellite sites at Agnes Water
(Miriam Vale), inglewood, Kingaroy (Nanango) and Stanthorpe.
It is the core business of allied health professionals
providing child development and therapy services within BUSHkids to improve the
health and well-being of children with, or at risk of, developmental and other
difficulties by investing early in their health.
BUSHkids Speech-Language Pathologists aim to reduce the
incidence or impact of communication and eating difficulties through the assessment,
diagnosis and treatment of children with speech, language, voice, fluency,
literacy and eating difficulties
BUSHkids Occupational Therapists assess the skills which may
impact on a child’s participation in their self-care, play and school
BUSHkids Psychologists aim to reduce the incidence or impact
of emotional, social, academic and behavioural difficulties
BUSHkids Family Health Support Workers support allied health
professionals by providing a range of education and skill-development programs
to children and their parents/caregivers
BUSHkids Early Intervention Facilitators provide
information, support and education to families of young children to help their
BUSHkids teams work in a collaborative partnership with
families or carers within a family-centred framework and aim to improve family
functioning to meet the child’s and/or family needs.