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Hi, I’m Amanda Abel – a paediatric psychologist, mum, registered SOS feeding therapist, and founder of Northern Centre for Child Development (NCCD) and Hawthorn Centre for Child Development (HCCD) – multidisciplinary paediatric practices in Melbourne. Working directly and indirectly with hundreds of clients each year, my mission is for every child to achieve their best outcomes by equipping families, educators and health professionals with the tools they need to help kids thrive.

Appearing on Channel 7 and 9 News and regularly featuring in print media, I contributed to Finch Publishing’s “Working Mums” book, where I shared my insights about juggling a business and parenting. So, to the busy parents out there – I get you!

Clinically, and as you’ll see in my online courses and consultations, I draw on my own experiences of being a parent along with my extensive training and well-honed skill set to get families thriving. Having worked with families for almost two decades, as a psychologist for the past 12 years in a variety of settings, and a valued board member of the Autism Behavioural Intervention Association, I love building the confidence of the adults in the lives of children so that they can connect meaningfully, help them reach their full potential, and live a life that reflects their values.

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