Audiologist
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Ms Michelle Esparon

BSc (Bio-Med); DipAud; MClinAud; MAudSA (CCP)

Availability: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday

Email address: addhearing@bigpond.com

Phone number: (03) 9708 1200

Specific details: No children under 4

AddHEARING Hearing Services

If eyes are the windows to the soul, then ears are the doors to the mind. The ear captures sound and helps you recall that sound throughout your life. 
The ear helps the body respond emotionally, according to the sound heard, like emotions of love on hearing the sound of a loved one, emotions of fear on hearing a threat! From the sweet chirping of the birds to the irritating sounds of crickets, the loud bang of crackers and the beautiful symphony of an orchestra, all these different sounds and many other sounds are possible to hear due to our ears. 
Did you know that hearing loss is one of the most common conditions affecting older adults?When left untreated it can significantly impact your quality of life. This is where an Audiologist can help. Michelle Esparon from AddHEARING has a Masters degree in Clinical Audiology and is trained to diagnose and treat individuals with hearing impairments. 
AddHEARING aims to add good hearing back into the lives of people with hearing loss so that they are better able to function more efficiently in their daily life activities. 

Services provided:

  • Full Hearing assessments (for adults and children over the age of 4)

  • Fitting of Hearing Aids and other Communication devices

  • Optimising previously fitted hearing devices and educating clients on the use of hearing aids

  • Rehabilitation to help adjust to hearing amplified sounds through the hearing aid.

  • Hearing preservation e.g. - fitting of ear moulds to protect the ears from loud noise, music and water


Testimonials
I want to thank you for checking my hearing and re-programming my hearing aids. I am much more comfortable with the results they deliver now – it is almost as if they had previously been programmed in reverse - left versus right. At home, where the sound is “contained” and familiar I am tempted to turn them down one notch but I will give myself time to adjust before deciding on that. Otherwise, at large, I tend to forget that I am wearing them. Quality of life is much improved and I am really grateful for your expertise. - Doug W

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Flex:trial is an open platform technology demonstration device that can be easily programmed to different levels, over and over again.

With Flex:trial you can take them home to try before making a decision.

If you feel you are experiencing difficulty hearing, speak to Michelle or your Doctor.

Australian Clinical Labs

Phone number: (03) 9700-6244

Website: http://www.clinicallabs.com.au

Pathology Service (On-Site Collection Centre): 
Australian Clinical Labs is our preferred pathology provider, using the on-site service ensures patient result continuity.

This service operates
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm (lunch: 1:00pm-1:30pm)
Saturday: 9:00am-12:00pm
CLOSED on Sundays and Public Holidays

No appointments are necessary for all blood tests.
24 Hour ECG & Blood Pressure Monitoring are available by appointment.

ALL REFERRALS ACCEPTED. All patients are welcome.

***Convenient Location     ***Minimum waiting times   ***Bulk Billing Services     ***Experienced, professional and friendly staff

Australian Clinical Labs (Endeavour Hills Specialist Clinic Collection Centre)
Direct Phone Number (03) 9700-6244

Dietitian

Ms Tracey Eppel

APD Consultant Dietitian

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Particular interest:
Coeliac Disease (Gluten free), Weight reduction, Diabetes, Underweight Management, Cholesterol Management, High Blood Pressure, GIT disorders, Low FODMAP diet, childhood obesity and Aged Care.

Availability: Wednesday & Thursday (alternate weeks)

Email address: traceyeppel@gmail.com

Website: http://www.melbournenutritionist.com.au

Whilst the saying "We are what we eat" is said frequently, it is a statement that has so much truth to it:
Healthy Eating is fundamental to good health and wellbeing.
Diet plays a very important role in disease prevention and management, especially chronic diseases of lifestyle.

Accredited Practising Dietitian Tracey Eppel provides:

  • Individual consultations helping you to meet your nutrition goals and needs, providing ongoing monitoring and support.

  • Group talks for Diabetics to build confidence and education with food groups

  • Supermarket tours to help with reading and understanding food labels.

Tracey brings a wealth of professional experience and is a member of the Dietetics Association of Australia and an Accredited Practicing Dietitian, with over 10 years experience in private practice.

Paediatrician

Dr Jeevani Ranaweera

MBBS, MD (PAEDIATRICS), FRACP

Particular interest:
Acute paediatric conditions, Chronic paediatric conditions & Developmental problems

Availability: Monday

Dr Jeevani Ranaweera is a paediatrician who enjoys managing the care of and treating children of all ages with both acute and chronic general paediatric problems including developmental and behavioural problems.

Jeevani obtained her General paediatrics training in Royal Children's Hospital Melbourne, Monash Medical Centre, Birmingham City Hospital and Lady Ridgeway Children's Hospital Colombo.

Physiotherapist

Mr Nick Cocking

B. PHYSIOTHERAPY, P. GRAD CERT (SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY), OCC PHYSIO

Availability: Tuesday (fortnightly)

Website: http://www.endeavourhillsphysio.com.au/

Nick has been practicing since 1987 in all areas of orthopaedic, sports and spinal therapy.
Nicks particular expertise lies in finding effective treatment and answers for patients who have been in pain or troubled by their problem for a long time. 
Patients that have been unable to get to the root of their problem and feel that they have tried everything often wish they had found Nick sooner. As an advocate for chronic patients Nick was invited to present at the Australian Physiotherapy National Congress Perth 2009 "Functional Outcome measures: Have chronic patients been forgotten". Long term patients are often required by insurance companies to show improvement very quickly when current research indicates that this is unreasonable.

"My aim is to understand what is causing your problem and work with you to resolve or manage it."

Psychologist

Ms Gorica Boskovski

PSYCHOLOGIST

Availability: Tuesday (day & evening) & Wednesday (fortnightly)

Email address: gbpsychology@gmail.com

Gorica Boskovski is a registered Psychologist who is also an Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society.
Over the last 7.5 years, Gorica has had experience working in various counselling settings.
She has helped clients varying in ages from childhood through to adulthood on a wide range of presenting problems including:

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • divorce & family issues

  • self-esteem

  • work-place issues

  • addiction issues (drug, alcohol & gambling)

  • relationship & parenting issues


Worksafe & TAC also available

Gorica is available Tuesdays (day and evening) and Wednesday fortnightly

Please contact Reception on (03) 9708-1200 for further details or to make an appointment.

Psychologist - Pathways Child Psychology

Availability: Tuesdays fortnightly & Saturdays fortnightly

Website: http://pathwayschildpsych.com.au

Dr. Helen L.H. Chau

Developmental & Clinical Psychologist
B.A.(Hons), Cert.Ed., M. Psych. (Child & Educational), PhD, MAPS

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Dr. Helen L.H. Chau is a developmental and clinical psychologist with extensive experience and training in assessment and treatment of a range of development concerns in children from aged 12 months to 16 years of age. She is an AHPRA approved psychologist and has areas of practice endorsements in Developmental and Education area and Clinical area. She undertakes advanced clinical psycho-diagnostic assessment for differential diagnoses of the child’s developmental difficulties including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Anxiety Disorder, Selective Mutism, Developmental Delays, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and social emotional concerns. She formulates and implements psychotherapeutic interventions that are tailored to the specific needs of the child and family. She is an approved early service provider for DSS (FaHCSIA) funding under the Helping Children with Autism Grant.

Helen completed her Master degree in Child and Educational Psychology at Monash University in 1997 and her Doctor of Philosophy at RMIT University in 2011. Her research area is in early intervention for preschool children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. She had worked in Specialist Children’s Services for 10 years before setting up her practice in seeing children with developmental concerns. She is an AHPRA board approved supervisor for higher degree students in psychology. Apart from seeing children in her practice, she works part-time at Monash Children’s Hospital, Clayton as a developmental and clinical psychologist supervising placements of students completing a Master degree in developmental and educational psychology.

Dr. Moses Liu

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST
B.SC., GRAD. DIP. (PSYCH), M. PSYCH. (CLINICAL), MAPS

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Dr. Moses Liu is an AHPRA approved psychologist with training in clinical psychology. He has a special interest in assessment and treatment for pre-school and school aged children with development difficulties and/or mental health issues including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. He is skilled in providing general counselling, parenting programs, and management of behavioural concerns. He is experienced in running social skills and/or school readiness groups for pre-school and school aged children. Moses also works in community health seeing preschool aged children.

Moses has completed a Master of Psychology (Clinical) at Deakin University. Moses is a DSS (FaHCSIA) approved service provider under the Helping Children with Autism Government Initiative. His additional training includes autism assessment - Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS) training, Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development accreditation training, and psychologist supervisor training.

Psychologist - Clinical

Ms Lynda Craig

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Lynda has worked as a psychologist in clinical and educational settings for the past 20 years. She is committed to helping children, adolescents and adults to make changes in their lives which promote improved psychological health and wellbeing.

Lynda also recognises the importance of early intervention in a range of emotional and behavioural issues. To this end, she provides a range of assessments and interventions to help children, adolescents, adults and parents to understand the nature of their presenting difficulties, and assists them to implement techniques to facilitate better outcomes.

Clients:
Children, adolescents, adults

Counselling :

  • depression

  • anxiety

  • anger

  • behavioural problems

  • loss/grief

  • pain management

  • family issues

  • relationship issues

  • work place issues

  • self-esteem problems

  • bullying

  • school refusal

  • problems with toileting

Cognitive assessments (IQ testing)

Educational assessments (skills testing e.g. reading, spelling, etc)

Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments

Behavioural and emotional assessments (conduct problems, ADHD, etc)

Parenting skills/strategies


Further information:
Medicare rebates available

Lynda is available Wednesday and Thursday and Friday

Please contact Reception on (03) 9708-1200 for further details or to make an appointment.

Speech Pathologist - Paediatric

Ms Candy Lee

PAEDIATRIC SPEECH PATHOLOGY

Particular interest:
Pre-school and school aged children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, developmental delays, complex communication needs, specific speech and language difficulties, and eating and swallowing difficulties. 
Candy is a bilingual speech pathologist (English and Chinese) with over 20 years experience primarily in the area of paediatrics in both the government and private early intervention systems. Candy specialises in the assessment and management of pre-school and primary school age children with a range of communication difficulties including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Articulation disorder (unclear speech)

  • Developmental delays

  • Language disorder/delay - comprehension problems and expressive language difficulties

  • Stuttering/dysfluency

Availability: Monday & Thursday

Candy is a: 

  • Certified Practising Member of Speech Pathology Australia

  • FaHCSIA Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) Early Intervention Service Provider Panel Member

  • Medicare Allied Health Service Provider


Candy uses evidence based practice approaches and has completed the following certificate courses and/or training with:

  • The Basic Course on the Greenspan Floortime Approach

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

  • The Hanen Program "It takes two to talk"

  • P.R.O.M.P.T. technique

  • The TEACCH Autism Programme

  • Talkabout Program (social skills training)

  • Makaton key word signing

Speech Pathologist - Paediatric

Ms Deborah Wilson

PAEDIATRIC SPEECH PATHOLOGY

Availability: Wednesday, Thursday & Friday

Email address: csp@caseyspeech.com.au

Specialising in Paediatric Services
Speech Pathology support for young children and their families.

Deborah has extensive experience and a special interest in working with preschool children and early primary school children with developmental delays and disabilities, complex communication needs, ASD, stuttering and feeding difficulties. Deborah is a Key Word Sign Presenter and offers 1 day Key Words Sign Workshops.

Why do you need a speech pathologist?
Your child may need assistance from a Speech Pathologist if they have difficulties with one or more of the following:

  • delay in speaking

  • understanding what is said

  • remembering what they hear

  • listening and paying attention

  • concentrating

  • learning to use language

  • expressing ideas (written and verbal)

  • using the right words

  • forming sentences correctly

  • understanding or telling stories

  • understanding what is meant

  • reading and spelling

  • clarity of speech

  • speaking loudly or quietly

  • controlling volume of speech

  • stuttering

  • social skills (pragmatics)

  • eating

  • swallowing

  • saliva management


Intervention Methods
Casey Speech Pathology uses a range of recognised intervention methods, strategies and programs including:

  • Hanen - It Takes Two to Talk

  • Hanen - More Than Words

  • PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)

  • Boardmaker - Picture Communication Symbols

  • Lidcombe Program - for Early Childhood Stuttering

  • Keyword Sign Victoria

  • Augmentative and Alternative Communication

  • Aided Language

  • Social Stories

  • Behavioural Scripts

  • iPad - with Communication Apps such as Proloquo2go


Services
Casey Speech Pathology can 

  • conduct assessments

  • prepare reports

  • provide consultation

  • provide specialised intervention tailored to your child's needs

  • work with your family to maximise your child's potential

  • assist with training to show your family how to apply new strategies

  • develop programs targeting areas of concern that can be followed at home

  • liaise with your doctor or paediatrician

  • liaise with other allied health professionals to support your child

  • liaise and/or visit with your child's child care centre, kinder or school


Casey Speech Pathology may assist children with diagnosed conditions such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Asperger Syndrome

  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder

  • Global Developmental Delay

  • Developmental Disorder

  • Cerebral Palsy

  • Developmental Verbal Dyspraxia

  • Down Syndrome

  • Early Childhood Stuttering

  • ADD/ADHD

  • Hearing impairment

  • Speech Delay

  • Tongue Thrust

  • Developmental Swallowing Disorders

  • Feeding Difficulties


Contact our friendly receptionists on 9708 1200 to book the initial consultation for your child, (approximately 1 hour). The initial consultation includes taking a detailed case-history of your child. Please bring your completed Client Information and Referral Details form, your Child Health Record book and any Specialist/School/Kinder reports that may be relevant to your child.
Assessment may consist of standardized tests, speech and language samples, observations and information provided by you and others involved in your child's care and education. 

Assessment
Simple assessments can be completed in one session, but children with more complex needs can require 2 or 3 one hour sessions. 

Report
A comprehensive report of the assessment, results and recommendations will be compiled and forwarded to you within approximately 6 weeks. If therapy is recommended a regular appointment time can be discussed. It is important that the report is shared with other services that your child is currently accessing.

Intervention
Subsequent therapy sessions will be tailored to your child's individual needs, and will focus on improving areas of concern identified during the initial consultation and assessment.
Parents are welcomed to take part in most therapy sessions. Whenever possible, we encourage you to have your other children minded while you attend assessment and therapy sessions. A home program will be provided. It is expected that you will incorporate strategies discussed within the therapy sessions into your daily routines.

Privacy
All information provided and gathered is treated as confidential. We will seek your permission to release any information concerning your child to others involved in their care, such as doctors, psychologists, teachers and carers.


Funding Options
Helping Children with Autism (HCWA)
Children with Autism may also be referred by a Paediatrician for Speech Pathology assessment and/or treatment under Medicare. The maximum number of sessions is 20. A Medicare rebate of approximately $74.80 applies to these sessions.

Better Start Initiative (BSI)
Children with diagnosis of Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Fragile X, Hearing-impairment and other specified Syndromes may also be referred by a Paediatrician for Speech Pathology assessment and/or treatment under Medicare. The maximum number of sessions is 20. A Medicare rebate of approximately $74.80 applies to these sessions.

Chronic Disease Management Program (CDM formerly EPC Enhanced Primary Care)
Children with complex care needs may be eligible for a Medicare Rebate ($53.80 per session) for up to 5 Speech Pathology sessions per year. Children may be eligible if they require services from more than one medical or allied health practitioner (e.g. Speech Pathology + Audiology, Psychology, Occupational therapy, or Medical Specialist). Ask your GP for more information about your child's eligibility for a CDM plan.

Private Health Fund Rebates
If you have private health extras cover, you may be eligible for a rebate. Please check with your health fund.

Fees Policy
Please contact our friendly receptionists on (03) 9708-1200 to enquire about fees.
24 hours (1 business day) notice is required for cancellations or rescheduling.

Late Cancellation fees apply as follows;
Late Cancellation:50% of Scheduled Fee
Non Attendance:Full Fee

Accounts must be paid on the day of your appointment.
Self Managed NDIS must be paid on the day of your appointment.
Plan Managed NDIS accounts will be emailed to your plan manager by CSP after your service.

Payment can be made by cash, EFTPOS and credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
Rebates can be claimed through HICAPS once your account has been paid in full.


Links
Australian Stuttering Research Centre
Autism Victoria (Amaze)
NDIS
FaHCSIA Better Start Initiative

Urologist

Mr Geoffrey Wells

UROLOGIST

Particular interest:

  • Prostate Cancer

  • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia

  • Stone Disease

  • Vasectomy

Availability: Tuesday (monthly)

I have been in Urologic practice for 20 years and have a special interest in prostate cancer treatment as well as benign prostate disease and stone disease