Challis Clinic in need of donations to replace old toys and equipment


Curtin University student Samantha Chan, Bailey Revill, Dr Shannon Golding, Dev Pandya Ketan, physiotherapist Cameron Cody, Zachery Higginson and physiotherapist Sarah Jenkin. Picture: Jon Hewson.
Curtin University student Samantha Chan, Bailey Revill, Dr Shannon Golding, Dev Pandya Ketan, physiotherapist Cameron Cody, Zachery Higginson and physiotherapist Sarah Jenkin. Picture: Jon Hewson.

WOBBLE boards, basketballs and scooter boards are among the toy and therapeutic resource donations needed at Challis Clinic in Armadale.

Students from Curtin University’s Faculty of Health Sciences staff the clinic, offering free services to 170 children referred by Challis Community Primary School.

Dr Shannon Golding, from Curtin Uni, said the clinic had 5200 treatment sessions in 2017 and the toys were getting worn out as a result of a busy year.

But the clinic has a specific wishlist of needs, so donors are encouraged to contact Dr Golding directly to check what is still required.

The wishlist includes therapy resources like a wobble board and therabands, plus sports equipment to help children with global developmental delays.

The interprofessional health care teams provide children aged up to 12-years-old with speech pathology, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, social work and counselling psychology service free of charge to parents.

The clinic even sees children as young as a few weeks old through its early intervention services to ensure they are able to get the best start at life to begin school at the age of four.

Anyone interested in donating toys should call Dr Golding on 9498 3067.