Every child with additional needs, or temporary difficulties, has the ability to prosper given the right therapeutic tools. At Special Me Paediatric Services, we believe in different abilities, not disability.
Jenna McBeath, Founder Special Me Paediatric Services
Why Special Me?
Special Me Paediatric Services may be right for you and your family if:
- You have a child with physical impairments unrelated to a spinal injury: cerebral palsy, global development delay, muscle hypotonia, autism.
- You feel your child is not reaching their potential or is being hindered by a diagnostic label.
- Your child has problems with emotion regulation and tantrums.
- Your baby won’t settle into a sleep or feeding routine.
- You find it difficult to travel to an appointment for your child. Special Me comes to you within the Sydney region.
Contact us to discuss your child’s needs or to make an appointment.
I found Jenna to be reliable and hardworking who made a big effort to entertain the children whilst at the same time imposing appropriate discipline. My children miss her a lot.
Jenna was absolutely impeccable in her knowledge of children, her professionalism, her care of detail and her ability to act in emergency situations. She was also incredibly astute to children’s development and even at my daughters young age (4 weeks) she would interact with her, read to her, play songs and take her to the library and the park to begin the learning and cognitive development processes.
I have nothing but glowing remarks about Jenna. She will no doubt be the best family decision you ever make. However, I warn you that she will ruin you for any other caregiver you may hire later down the road. Her level of work, commitment and passion for children is hard to match.
Jenna’s responsibilities in our household have been wide-ranging. Jenna has extensive background and education in research-based early intervention for autistic spectrum disorders, and we employed her in particular to focus on our son Sam (6) who has been diagnosed with ASD and has global developmental delay. On an as-needed basis, she has also acted as a nanny to our other two children, Sebastian (4) and Portia (25 months).
Jenna has worked tirelessly with Sam to assist him in all aspects of his daily care. During Jenna’s time working with Sam we have seen a transformation in his physical abilities, observational and relational skills that we never imagined possible.
We have deep trust in Jenna to care for our children. She truly treats them as if they were her own and shares such a special bond with each of them individually.
A particular strength of Jenna’s is her knowledge of special dietary needs and ability to cook with these in mind, including gluten free and dairy free. Among Jenna’s strengths are her punctuality and efficiency. She is also very thoughtful, kind and cheerful as a person, and is a pleasure to be around.