The children being left behind
Today, more than 350,000 new babies will be welcomed into the world. Each child and parent share a similar vision, a hope to be embraced by the community and supported to thrive and make the most of life’s opportunities.
For the 1 in 10 children with disability and their parents, this shared vision is no different, and should be no less achievable.
Children with disabilities such as blindness, cerebral palsy, autism, and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) often experience barriers to inclusion in their daily lives. Experiences of exclusion have a dramatic impact well into adulthood, affecting their future physical and mental health, career opportunities, economic security, relationships, and more.
Changing the story for children with disability
At Monash, we want to enable future generations to thrive, and our focus on pioneering new solutions for underserved children with disability forms an essential part of this commitment.
Today, through our clinic, our Monash experts provide affordable psychology services to children, families, groups, and community organisations across Victoria. Our discounted prices are possible because students from our Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology course have their placements at the Clinic – under close supervision from experienced psychologists. This means the Clinic is also a training ground for the next generation of developmental and educational psychologists.