Cerebral Palsy and Movement Disorders Service
||(02) 9845 2819
||(02) 9845 0685
||Children's Assessment Centre, Outpatients building, level 3
The CP & MD service (cerebral palsy clinic) offers a consultancy service for children and adolescents with predominantly physical disabilities that are congenital or acquired early in life (such as those children with Cerebral Palsy) and other acquired physical disabilities such as hereditary spastic paraparesis (HSP) and conditions with increased muscle tone. The clinic assists in coordinating the child's needs by providing consultations, advice and support to parents and families, health professionals, teachers and others who are involved in the care of children with physical disabilities. We coordinate referrals to other specialised services and programs where appropriate.
Who can attend the clinic?
- Children of any age, from birth until they leave school
- Their parents and carers
- Any professional involved in the child's care is also welcome to attend with the family
What do we offer?
- Information regarding diagnosis and disability
- Consultation and advice regarding speech, language and communication; feeding; fine and gross motor skills; developmental progress; handwriting and classroom skills; equipment needs; splints and orthoses; education and schooling; bladder and bowel management; activities of daily living; medical needs
What programs are available?
- Spasticity Management
- Botulinum Toxin Program
- Intrathecal Baclofen Program
- Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy Program
How to make an appointment
Contact the intake officer via our clinic secretary, Kids Rehab on (02) 9845 2819.
- Clinical Nurse Consultant
- Clinic Nurse
- Occupational Therapists
- Paediatric Fellows and Registrars
- Rehabilitation Paediatricians
- Social Worker
- Administrative staff
How to Make a Referral to the CP&MD Service
Who Can Make A Referral?
Referrals to the CP&MD Service can only be made by paediatrician or medical specialist.
Referrals should be in writing or by phoning the CP&MD Intake Officer. You can contact the CP&MD Service by:
- Phone: (02) 9845 2819
- Fax: (02) 9845 0685
- Postal Address:
The Children's Hospital at Westmead
Locked Bag 4001
Westmead NSW 2145
How Does the Intake Process Work?
The Intake Officer completes a checklist to ensure they collect important information to assist the referral process. Referrals are discussed in our CP&MD meetings to determine if the child is eligible for the CP&MD Service. Once the referral is accepted, the family will be contacted by the intake officer. If the child is not eligible, then the family will be assisted to help find other suitable services.
This document was updated on Friday, 3 June 2011.