Stepping Stones is excited to welcome Dr Kathleen Huxley to our team
Dr Kathleen Huxley is registered as a Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. She completed her Masters in Applied Forensic Psychology at the University of Leicester and her doctoral training in Educational Psychology at the University of Bristol. Kathleen has over 20 years of experience working with children and families in the United Kingdom, Australia , Egypt and Mexico. She has worked in a range of diverse settings inclu...
Fee Increase as of 1st July 2018
To our Valued Clients, As of the 1st July 2018, Stepping Stones for Life Psychology will be increasing our fees to $190.00 per 50-minute consultation. An updated schedule of fees will be available on our website at from 1st July 2018. For any questions, please contact reception on 3902 1572. Kind Regards, The Stepping Stones Team
Stepping Stones has moved
To our valued clients, After much anticipation we would like to kindly inform you that Stepping Stones for Life Psychology has now moved. We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding over the past months and will make every attempt to try to ensure a smooth transition for you all. Our new address is Level 1, 6/ 90-94 Oxford Street Bulimba. Our other contact information will remain the same. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any further information. Th...
Stepping Stones will be relocating in the New Year.
To our valued clients, We would like to kindly inform you that Stepping Stones for Life Psychology will be moving in the new year. We are only moving up the road approximately 150 meters. At this stage, we are hoping to move sometime during January / February. We do apologise in advance that we cannot provide you with a definitive date. We are moving to a newly constructed building which is not yet complete and delays may occur. We will keep you informed. Our new address is 6/ 90-9...
Stepping Stones is excited to welcome Occupational Therapist Aimee York to our team
Aimee York (B.A. OccThy) is a Paediatric Occupational Therapist who is experienced in the assessment and intervention of children and adolescents. Aimee has had wide clinical experience in a variety of areas of Occupational Therapy; however most enjoys working with children and adolescents. In particular, Aimee has a special interest area of working with children and adolescents who experience difficulties with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Global Developmental Delays, attention and behavioura...
Opportunity to contribute to Research: 5 minute online survey about your child's development
Samantha Ward is conducting a research project at QUT to establish the utility of an Autism Specific Parent Questionnaire (Autistic Behavioural Indicators Instrument – Parent Questionnaire ABII-PQ) in detecting young children with either typical development or a diagnosis of Autism. You are invited to participate in an anonymous online survey about your child's development. Samantha is looking for parents with children aged between 2 and 12 years whose children have either 1) typical dev...
Stepping Stones will soon be recognised providers under Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS)
Access to Allied Psychological Services (ATAPS) enables GPs to refer clients to Psychologists at low or no cost. Stepping Stones is pleased to announce that we will shortly be recognised providers under ATAPS. Through ATAPS, clients are eligible for a maximum of 12 sessions per calendar year. Under exceptional circumstances the client may be eligible for further sessions, up to a maximum total of 18 individual services per client per calendar year. For further information regarding...
Autism by the Numbers: Researchers Examine Impact of New Diagnostic Criteria
Source: ScienceDaily (Apr. 10, 2012) Getting an autism diagnosis could be more difficult in 2013 when a revised diagnostic definition goes into effect. The proposed changes may affect the proportion of individuals who qualify for a diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder, according to a study by Yale Child Study Center researchers published in the April issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. The proposed changes to the diagnostic definition will be pub...
Mental-health resources for pregnant women and new mothers
Source: WedChild | Written by Tammy Warner-Wilson | 26 April 2012 Minister for Mental Health and Ageing Mark Butler has launched a set of information resources to help health-care professionals detect and treat depression, anxiety and other mental-health problems among pregnant women and new mothers. The resources were developed by the national depression and anxiety organisation beyondblue. Postnatal depression affects one in seven new mothers, while about one in 10 pregnant women experie...
Autism research: We need your help!
The early detection of Autistic Spectrum Disorder using the Autistic Behavioural Indicators Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is rarely diagnosed in children under three years of age. Research studies have found the most common reason for delay in diagnosis is due to unreliable measures, unstandardised assessment and diagnostic practices, a significant time lag between age at first presentation of symptomology and parental concern and age at first ASD diagnosis due to practitioner difficulty i...

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