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Child Development Service (CDS)


Child Development Service (CDS) (previously known as Children's Community Therapy Service) provides interdisciplinary allied health services (occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech pathology and social work) to children 0-eight years presenting with co-morbid developmental delays or 0-18 years with a physical impairment who are not eligible for support from other service providers.

CDS consists of:

  • 3.4 Physiotherapists
  • 3.1 Occupational Therapists
  • 2.5 Speech Pathologists
  • One Social Worker
  • One Therapy Assistant
  • 0.6 team Leader

CDS provides assessment and intervention services to children and their families.  Intervention may involve individual or group treatment programs, and/or parent education and training.  CDS works in partnership with families to provide a client-centred service within a life-course perspective.

CDS also provides health-based services to children with cerebral palsy through the Townsville Hub cerebral palsy health occupational therapist and physiotherapist who exist within the CDS team.

We also work to ensure coordinated care with other services including:

Cerebral Palsy League of Queensland   

Queensland Paediatric Rehabilitation Service

Montrose Access

Spina Bifida Association 


Children are referred to CDS by their parents/carers, doctor, or teachers.  Referrals forms can be downloaded here or are available from Child Health Reception, Kirwan Health Campus.


 Location  Kirwan Health Campus, 138 Thuringowa Drive, Kirwan QLD 4814
 Postal Address  PO Box 1596, Thuringowa Central QLD 4817
 Phone  + 61 7 4433 9000
 Fax  + 61 7 4433 9001
 Email  Townsville Child Development Service

Last updated: 1 October 2015