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Welcome to Redwood Psychology's
Child and Adolescent Services

At Redwood Psychology, we are dedicated to providing specialized support and interventions tailored to the unique needs of children and adolescents.


Our comprehensive services encompass a wide spectrum of challenges, ensuring that each child receives personalised care and guidance towards their optimal development.

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Expertise in Neuro-developmental Disorders

Our services extend to various neuro-developmental disorders such as:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder

  • Dyslexia


  • Developmental Language Disorder

  • Language, Literacy, and Social Communication Challenges

Early Intervention for

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Early intervention is pivotal in supporting children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Our dedicated team focuses on comprehensive strategies to enhance communication and social skills, fostering a nurturing environment for your child's growth.

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ADHD/ADD and Early Intervention

For children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD/ADD), we offer targeted early intervention programs focusing on attention management and executive function enhancement.

Functional Communication and Social Skills

We prioritise enhancing functional communication and social skills, recognising the significance of these skills in a child's everyday life. Our tailored programs aim to empower children with the tools needed to navigate social interactions confidently.

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Environmental and Activity Modification

Creating supportive environments is key to engagement and participation. We employ carefully curated modifications to activities and environments, ensuring inclusivity and maximizing your child's involvement.

Executive Function Development

From organisational skills to task completion, our programs address executive function challenges. We guide children in developing strategies to initiate, plan, and accomplish activities effectively.

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Transition Planning and Support

Transitioning between educational stages can be challenging. We offer specialised support to smoothly navigate the shift from preschool to Primary or Special Education schools, ensuring a seamless transition.

Child & Adolescent Depression Support and Depression Therapy

Depression in children and adolescents can impact mood, behaviour, and daily functioning. Our tailored interventions focus on providing compassionate care and evidence-based strategies to help individuals overcome feelings of sadness and hopelessness.

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Child & Adolescent Anxiety Management Therapy

Anxiety is a common concern among children and adolescents. Our programs offer specialized interventions and coping skills to reduce anxiety symptoms, empowering young individuals to navigate their worries and fears more effectively.

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Social Anxiety Therapy and Assistance

Social anxiety can hinder a child's ability to engage in social interactions. Our interventions aim to build confidence, develop social skills, and reduce avoidance behaviours, enabling children and adolescents to navigate social settings more comfortably.

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Emotional Regulation and impulse control Therapy and Support

Navigating emotional regulation challenges can be a significant hurdle for young individuals. Our specialized programs prioritize equipping them with essential coping mechanisms, mindfulness techniques, and strategies for regulating emotions, enabling effective management of intense feelings.

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Anger Management Therapy and Assistance

Anger management is crucial for healthy emotional development. We offer specialised interventions to help children and adolescents understand and regulate their anger, fostering healthier responses to emotional triggers.

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When to Consider Seeking Professional Support

Recognizing signs that may indicate your child needs professional support is crucial for their well-being and development. While every child grows at their own pace, certain behaviours and challenges might warrant closer attention. Here are key signs to consider:


Developmental Milestones

If your child significantly misses developmental milestones such as walking, talking, or social interaction, seeking professional guidance can be beneficial. Delays in reaching these milestones might signal underlying issues.


Social and Communication Challenges

Persistent difficulties in social interaction, making friends, understanding emotions, or delays in speech and language development might indicate potential concerns. Watch for repetitive behaviours or fixations on specific topics.



  • Limited Eye Contact: Persistent difficulty making eye contact during interactions.

  • Delayed Speech Development: Not meeting typical speech milestones for their age.

  • Social Isolation: Difficulty engaging with peers or forming friendships.


Learning Challenges

Struggles in learning, reading, writing, or understanding instructions might suggest learning difficulties such as dyslexia or language processing issues. Look for persistent academic challenges despite the effort.



  • Reading Difficulties: Difficulty recognizing letters, decoding words, or understanding written text.

  • Writing Challenges: Poor handwriting, struggles with spelling.

  • Language and Literacy Issues: Trouble expressing thoughts clearly or understanding spoken or written language.


Behavioural and Attentional Concerns

Sudden or consistent behavioural changes like extreme impulsivity, hyperactivity, difficulty focusing, or excessive tantrums might signal attention or behavioural challenges that need professional attention.

Excessive Hyperactivity: Consistent restlessness and difficulty sitting still.

  • Inattention: Frequent distraction, trouble concentrating on tasks.

  • Impulsivity: Acting without thinking, difficulty waiting or taking turns.


Sensory & Emotional Sensitivities

Heightened sensitivity or aversion to certain sensory stimuli such as loud noises, bright lights, or specific textures might indicate sensory processing difficulties.

  • Persistent Anxiety: Excessive worry or fear that interferes with daily activities.

  • Social Withdrawal: Avoidance of social interactions or sudden changes in behaviour.

  • Difficulty Regulating Emotions: Frequent emotional outbursts or difficulty managing frustration.


Trusting Your Instincts

As a parent or caregiver, trusting your instincts is essential. If you feel concerned about your child's development, behaviour, or challenges that seem atypical for their age, seeking professional guidance and assessment can provide clarity and support.

If you observe persistent or multiple signs in these areas, it may be beneficial to seek professional guidance. Trust your instincts as a parent, and consider contacting Redwood Psychology when:


  • Persistent Anxiety: Excessive worry or fear that interferes with daily activities.

  • Social Withdrawal: Avoidance of social interactions or sudden changes in behaviour.

  • Difficulty Regulating Emotions: Frequent emotional outbursts or difficulty managing frustration.


How We Can Help

At Redwood Psychology, our team specialises in understanding and addressing developmental, behavioural, and learning challenges in children and adolescents. We offer comprehensive assessments and personalized interventions to support your child's unique needs.

Contact us for an initial consultation if you observe these signs or have any concerns about your child's development. Our experienced professionals are here to provide guidance and support.

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