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Mental health check for three year olds

Mental Health Minister Mark Butler is concerned about possible over-reaction to clinical experts’ advice after three-year-olds are screened under the new Healthy Kids Check program. The program, which starts on July 1, will be predominantly managed by GPs who will ...

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Mental health experts debate child screening

Concerns of false diagnosis and overmedicating young children have been raised ahead of a national rollout of a program to test three-year-olds for social and emotional issues. Mental Health Minister Mark Butler says safeguards are needed to ensure the government’s ...

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Early testing of learning difficulties called for

Plans to introduce mental health checks for three-year-olds should be expanded to include a test for learning difficulties, a leading psychologist has said. Clinical psychologist Tim Hannan believes the move would stop many parents signing their children up for treatments ...

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