FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD)

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a form of acquired brain injury which occurs in utero and manifests as a neurodevelopmental disorder.

TRAUMA AND ATTACHMENT DISORDER

Early childhood trauma has a profound impact on different levels of a child’s development and functioning, such as emotional, cognitive, behavioral, social, relational, physical and neurological.

COMPLEX DEVELOPMENTAL BEHAVIOURAL CONDITIONS

Koru-Specialist Services provides full functional assessments and diagnosis of Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBC).

WE OFFER COMPREHENSIVE SOLUTIONS TO COMPLEX
CHALLENGES ACROSS NEW ZEALAND

The Neurobehavioural framework underpins all the work that we do. It is the emotional shift made possible by understanding differently. The Neurobehavioural framework links brain function with behavioural symptoms – “neuro” refers to the physical aspect and “behavioural” to the presenting symptoms. Together, emphasizing the underlying physical cause of behaviours, to consciously consider behaviour from a brain-based perspective (http://www.fascets.org).

Assessment & Diagnosis

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD)
Neuro-Psychological
Educational
Parent Capacity and Capability (PCCA)
Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions (CDBC).

Specialist Therapeutic Intervention

Trauma
Anxiety
Traumatic Brain Injury

Professional Development & Learning

FASTRAC - Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Team Response Around the Child
FASD Caregiver Curriculum
TACTIC - Team Around the Child Trauma Informed Care
Tailored Learning Packages

Peer Mentoring & Consultation

FASD
Trauma And Attachment
Complex Developmental Behavioural Conditions

HELLO, I’M DOCTOR ELDA BOTES

Koru-Specialist Services was founded to serve our vulnerable population. Our name and logo was inspired by our hope for new beginnings and the belief in the power of people. The koru is the Maori name given to the new unfurling fern frond and symbolises new life, growth, strength and peace. In pounamu carving the koru is said to represent new beginning, growth and regeneration. Koru-Specialist Services ensures timely access to high quality evidence based, client-focused specialist services. We aim to support collaboration and shared understanding between the team around the client in a culturally appropriate, flexible, safe and individualized manner. We are dedicated to hope, healing and growth of every client we serve.

"Ka hinga atu he tete-kura - ka hara-mai he tete-kura"-(As one fern frond dies - one is born to take it's place)

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OUR MULTI - DISCIPLINARY TEAM

Our multi-disciplinary team brings a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience from across the globe. Koru –FASD Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostic Team members are qualified FASD diagnosticians and have completed intensive FASD training - Canada FASD Research Network(CanFASD), Asante Centre in Vancouver, University of Washington–FASD DPN in Seattle and Child Development Services in Australia.
DR. ELDA BOTES

Clinical Director, Doctor of Education

LINDSAY BRAND

Psychologist / Neuropsychotherapy Practitioner

AMHIEL BOTES

Occupational Therapist

ANDRE BOTES

Managing Director

DR. JAMIE SPEEDEN

Pediatrician/ Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

TIANA HATTINGH

Support Services

EMILY STEPHEN

Social Worker

Dr DAVID JONES

Community Peadiatrician

FETAL ALCOHOL SPECTRUM DISORDER (FASD)

why choose us

Koru – FASD Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostic Team’s collective aim is to serve individuals with FASD, the families that care for them, and the system that supports them.

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SCREENING

Screening for prenatal alcohol exposure and a possible FASD diagnosis can help families, professionals and clients to access the services and supports needed to be successful.

DIAGNOSIS

Koru-FASD Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostic Team aims to provide appropriate FASD diagnosis and support to children & families

PREVENTION

FASD is 100 percent preventable because alcohol is entirely avoidable.

TRAINING

Koru-FASD Multi-Disciplinary Diagnostic Team educates families, caregivers, professionals and others living, supporting and working with individuals with a FASD.

Koru Specialist Service

Suite 16/33 Apollo Drive
Rosedale 0632

Unit 1a/ 212 Antigua Street
Christchurch 8011

MONDAY TO FRIDAY: 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM
SATURDAY: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM