reThink Children’s Therapy

About Us:

Anna Baker, Managing Director and Vanessa Hornal, Clinical Director joined forces in 2015 to ensure children in Dunedin and the surrounding areas were provided with the support and services needed to meet their changing needs.  All children struggle and all children need different approaches to thrive. That is why we have pulled together a team of experienced professionals who are skilled at working with children and young people with a wide range of needs.

All of our team are registered with their respective registration boards and hold a current practicing certificate. The team all participate in regular supervision and professional development to ensure you are receiving our best services, every time.

Individual therapist profiles can be viewed on our website www.rethink.net.nz /team

Visit our Facebook page to find out more about us www.facebook.com/ReThinkChildrensTherapy

We can work with your child:

reThink Children’s Therapy provide a wide range of assessment, intervention and diagnostic services.

The best first step is to phone our office and our Referrals Manager Sarah will help identify how we can help you. She will listen to your concerns, answer any questions and identify what team member is best suited to meet your child’s needs.


Physical environment:

Our modern clinic is located in the Musselburgh shopping area with plenty of street parking available. You will be asked to attend your child’s first session after which you may continue to join in or visit our local café. We ask that all children are accompanied by an adult.

 

   


Atmosphere:

Children love our welcoming modern clinic, its decorations and toys. Our therapists and administration team are friendly and will make both you and your child feel at home.


We would love to work with your child, please feel to contact us!

 

Services

We are leaders in our field & specialise in providing straight forward therapy in complex situations.

Communication & Social Skills

  • First words, speech sound articulation & fluency
  • Language problems including expressing & understanding language
  • Alternative & Augmentative Communication
  • Social communication skills for home, school, & community
  • Literacy skills including reading, writing & spelling
  • Fussy eating, feeding & swallowing


Developmental Concerns

  • Assessment for learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia & dyscalculia
  • Assessment for neurodevelopmental disabilities including Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder & Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Child & family adjustment to developmental problems
  • Sensory processing assessment & intervention
  • Fine and/or gross motor skills assessment & therapy including dyspraxia
  • Life skills to support transitions e.g. school readiness, transition to high school, preparing for independence
  • Speech problems including first word, speech sounds & fluency
  • Language problems including expressing & understanding language
  • Social communication
  • Fussy eating, feeding & swallowing


Challenging Behaviour

  • Sensory processing assessment & intervention
  • Emotional regulation strategies for home & school
  • Understanding & supporting communication difficulties
  • Behaviour support plans
  • Safety planning


Big Emotions

  • Emotional regulation strategies for home and school
  • Supporting communication development
  • Talk therapies e.g. counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy
  • Family support for practical interventions


Family & Parenting Issues

  • Understanding your child & creating a plan to support them
  • Parenting support for issues & concerns
  • Social work & care co-ordination

This is a mobile service.

Services

We are leaders in our field & specialise in providing straight forward therapy in complex situations.

Communication & Social Skills

  • First words, speech sound articulation & fluency
  • Language problems including expressing & understanding language
  • Alternative & Augmentative Communication
  • Social communication skills for home, school, & community
  • Literacy skills including reading, writing & spelling
  • Fussy eating, feeding & swallowing


Developmental Concerns

  • Assessment for learning disabilities including dyslexia, dysgraphia & dyscalculia
  • Assessment for neurodevelopmental disabilities including Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Autism Spectrum Disorder & Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder
  • Child & family adjustment to developmental problems
  • Sensory processing assessment & intervention
  • Fine and/or gross motor skills assessment & therapy including dyspraxia
  • Life skills to support transitions e.g. school readiness, transition to high school, preparing for independence
  • Speech problems including first word, speech sounds & fluency
  • Language problems including expressing & understanding language
  • Social communication
  • Fussy eating, feeding & swallowing


Challenging Behaviour

  • Sensory processing assessment & intervention
  • Emotional regulation strategies for home & school
  • Understanding & supporting communication difficulties
  • Behaviour support plans
  • Safety planning


Big Emotions

  • Emotional regulation strategies for home and school
  • Supporting communication development
  • Talk therapies e.g. counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy, acceptance & commitment therapy
  • Family support for practical interventions


Family & Parenting Issues

  • Understanding your child & creating a plan to support them
  • Parenting support for issues & concerns
  • Social work & care co-ordination

I can’t say thank you enough for all the support and care your team are giving my family. It truly is life changing not just for our daughter but for the whole family!”

Mother of 4-year-old learning to manage her big emotions prior to starting school.

 

“Our school principal thought your report was fantastic & better than anything he had received from any other clinic”

Mother of 7-year-old who accessed the reThink diagnostic service.

 

“You will be so proud of me Mummy, I have been so brave! Today I went on the water slide (on school camp)”

10-year-old boy who has learnt to manage his anxiety & sensory processing challenges.

 

“Best decision we ever made was coming to reThink”

Mother of 6-year-old receiving support with their reading, writing & spelling