The Tracking Cube

The Tracking Cube

Breaking a comprehensive neurodevelopmental assessment into 6 manageable parts (6 sides of a cube), assisting practitioners across settings to integrate care

A tiered, culturally-responsive approach to screening, diagnosing and supporting neurodevelopment in primary care, allowing early detection and support, particularly in remote communities, where children commonly go undetected. When clinically indicated, information can be shared with specialists in a structured and predictable manner, assisting specialists to work more efficiently, and better triaging of children between primary, secondary and tertiary care.

Rapid Neurodevelopmental Assessment (RNDA)

Rapidly assessing neurodevelopment with non-specialists, so that we can start children on support pathways earlier

Developed by the Bangladesh Protibondhi Foundation, the RNDA simplifies early identification of children who are neuro-developmentally not-on-track. We are establishing validation of the RNDA-Aus within the cultural context of Australia. It directly observes children’s behaviour (from 0-16 years), not reliant on parent-report. It identifies severity of impairment, rather than the presence or absence of impairment. It is functional, rather than norm-based, allowing children from diverse backgrounds to perform their very best. It can be delivered by specialists and non-specialists, as long as they have received training in administration. 

You are you, and I love you

Explaining neurodevelopmental assessment and diversity to families in a relatable Dreamtime Story, so that families understand their upcoming healthcare journey

You are you, and I love you weaves story-telling into healthcare. It tells the story of a boy and his carer who embark on a journey where they meet animals who offer assistance and guide him to return home with a new sense of self. On a deeper level, the story is explaining the value of tracking and supporting neurodevelopment. By using the language and structure of a Dreamtime story, vital information is presented in a culturally meaningful form so health providers can creatively engage and educate families. The health provider unpacks further metaphors hidden within the narrative, explaining challenging health concepts in a way that is memorable and meaningful. The tool was especially designed with FASD in mind, but it can be applied to all neurodevelopmental concerns.

Acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the lands and waters of Australia and the Torres Strait.
We pay our respect to the Elders, past, present and emerging, and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people— including their customs and their beliefs.