31 episodes

The Kids Health Network features top paediatric specialists and professionals. This series will look at common health problems that are regularly seen in our children, presented in a clear to understand way.
Featuring General Practitioner, Dr Andrew Leech, this is the kids health podcast you’ve been searching for! Providing informative discussions, up to date evidence based information and practical tips each week.
Dr Andrew is a fellow of the RACGP in Australia and has completed added paediatric training through the child health diploma. He is also a father of two children. Join us for further discussions and other useful information on our facebook page or email us at kidshealthnetwork@outlook.com with ideas for future topics.

The Kids Health Network The Kids Health Network

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The Kids Health Network features top paediatric specialists and professionals. This series will look at common health problems that are regularly seen in our children, presented in a clear to understand way.
Featuring General Practitioner, Dr Andrew Leech, this is the kids health podcast you’ve been searching for! Providing informative discussions, up to date evidence based information and practical tips each week.
Dr Andrew is a fellow of the RACGP in Australia and has completed added paediatric training through the child health diploma. He is also a father of two children. Join us for further discussions and other useful information on our facebook page or email us at kidshealthnetwork@outlook.com with ideas for future topics.

    1: Hearing Loss in Children

    1: Hearing Loss in Children

    Hearing loss in children can lead to long term consequences.
    It can be subtle and go unchecked. It may be a cause of disruption at school or delayed speech. Audiological screening for hearing loss is an important resource that needs to be utilised when concerns arise.
    Naomi is an experienced paediatric audiologist and discussed hearing loss causes and treatments with me in this episode. 
    For more information about this topic visit https://www.tsh.org.au/ 
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    • 24 min
    8: Navigating the NDIS

    8: Navigating the NDIS

    This weeks guest is Tammy Whait from Inclusion Support Services. Having raised two children with autism, Tammy is not only experienced with the NDIS from a parent perspective, but she has also set up her own service to improve access to the NDIS for other parents. Tammy has gone through
    the process and is well aware of some of the hurdles that might need to be overcome. On this episode, I ask her about where the NDIS is available, who is eligible for NDIS funding, how to access the funding and the easiest pathway to take when you are stuck.
    I feel the NDIS is quite misunderstood from both a healthcare perspective and parent perspective.
    Support funding for your child is such a crucial component of giving them the greatest potential for a brighter future.
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    https://www.ndis.gov.au/
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    • 37 min
    7: Sports Injuries: Strains, Sprains, and Prevention

    7: Sports Injuries: Strains, Sprains, and Prevention

    We re-join experienced paediatric physiotherapist, Nicole Pates who has worked in both inpatient and outpatient settings over a number of years. She now runs a multi-disciplinary clinic called‘Western Kids Health’. In this podcast, I ask Nicole about common sports injuries and strains includingSevers and Osgood Schlatters Disease. We talk about evidence-based warm-ups and cool-downs for active kids and how to detect problems.
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    • 17 min
    6: Cyberbullying: Supporting Children when Using Technology

    6: Cyberbullying: Supporting Children when Using Technology

    Cyberbullying is a challenge for all those involved. Today's podcast explores whether cyberbullying is increasing, who is at risk and some strategies to support our children with sensible technology use.
    Professor Marilyn Campbell is a Professor of Psychology at QLD University of Technology.
    She is the author of Reducing Cyberbullying in schools: International Evidence-based best practices and has completed a study into and published many journal articles in the area of Cyberbullying. She is an
    expert in bullying as a whole and today provides some fascinating insights into the evolution of bullying over centuries to how it presents today online.
    More information about Marilyn’s research can be found here:
    https://eprints.qut.edu.au/1925/1/1925.pdf
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    • 42 min
    5: How to toilet train your child!

    5: How to toilet train your child!

    Introducing Danielle Strapp, child health nurse, registered nurse and toilet training expert!
    Her program, Toileting Tots, supports children from all over Australia with their tricky toileting issues. We explore the challenges around teaching children to use the toilet, systems, and routines that work and don’t work, bedwetting, constipation and when you should be seeking support from a
    GP. Danielle was full of handy tips in this fascinating episode on an area that can easily become stressful.
    Check out some of the handy video resources mentioned in this podcast including
    https://www.toiletingtots.com.au/
    The Wiggles toilet training song - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrziuyiLAK4
    Daniel Tiger toilet training - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nnQY49m1w2w
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    • 40 min
    4: Understanding suicidal thoughts and self harm in children

    4: Understanding suicidal thoughts and self harm in children

    It is important to advise that this is a sensitive, confronting area in paediatric healthcare but as difficult as it can be, it is extremely important to raise awareness. Should you or your child experience suicidal thoughts or ideations, please contact your local health services, GP, hospital emergency department, 000 or lifeline on 13 11 14. 
    Today I meet Margaret Ho from Calm and Connected. She is a Clinical Psychologist and works with children of all ages. She has a wide knowledge base on how to support children who are at their lowest or who raise the issue of suicide in their families. Today we discuss the ages most vulnerable to this, the best ways to help and discuss this with your children and how to handle self-harming.
    Services discussed in this podcast include: 
    Kids helpline 1800 55 1800
    Reach Out-https://au.reachout.com/
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

Ness Jade ,

Informative podcast for parents and carers

This podcast is not only informative but tackles some of the biggest healths concerns that plague the parents of today. From cyberbullying and autism to toilet training and mental health, Dr Leech engages with an array of experts in their field to offer their perspective on a variety of important issues that parents may want to know more about but don’t know where to turn. Definitely recommend listening to this if you’re a parent!

Mealtime Bulding Blocks ,

Professional and informative!

This fills such a big gap in the podcast world!!

Too often we’re bombarded with health information from people with no qualifications or experience. Dr Leech brings so much knowledge and experience to this podcast.

Real life, interesting and practical for parents.

Love it!!!

PWLMurrumbeena ,

Dr Patrick Leech

Excellent information and very practical advice for new parents. Valuable for new parents to know they are not alone in these vital areas. Additional input from experts with much experience in different fields is very insightful. Looking forward to many more areas in this complex area of child development. Great initiative by Dr Andrew Leech.

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