Our early childhood intervention team works with families across Barden Ridge to reveal their child’s true abilities.
Our Key Workers in Barden Ridge are specifically trained therapists and professionals who are passionate about supporting children and families. They have extensive knowledge of child development and are experienced in working with children with disabilities and developmental delays. They work with your child, family, and other important people in your child’s life to support them with a holistic approach – looking at their skill development, wellbeing, and participation. How a child grows and develops is strongly influenced by their environment, and the whole picture needs to be considered to reveal their true potential. We believe great things can happen when children and their families have access to the right supports.
Supporting you the Everyday Way
We come to your child where they spend their time, such as home, childcare/ Kinder school, playground or other places in the community because the places that matter most to them, are the best places to build up skills and confidence – they’re putting what they learn to practice right away.
We use a Key Worker approach to deliver our early childhood intervention services. It is an evidence-based approach known to work and uses your child’s interests, strengths, and everyday routines to build their skills and independence. It is also NDIS’ recommended best practice. As parents, you’ll be supported so you can help your child to develop their skills in everyday life. This is the Everyday Way we deliver our services.
Our Key Workers are work as part of a team and can link your child and family in with the necessary therapists and services to help plan and provide more therapy support at the right time, so that your child can achieve their goals faster. We also build the skills of all the important people in their life, so that everyone is working towards a unified purpose and supporting your child in the most effective way.
- Occupational Therapy
- Speech Pathology
- Positive Behaviour Support
- Habit Coach (Allied Health Assistants)
NDIS Early Childhood Intervention services can help your child with
- developing self-care skills such as getting dressed, feeding themselves, toileting
- interacting with others and making friends
- developing their communication skills and being more involved in activities
- sourcing assistive technology and equipment to make tasks easier for your child.
- linking in with other services and supports that will help achieve the
Why Choose Everyday independence
Everyday Independence has a team of early childhood intervention specialists who support children and families across Melbourne.
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Early Childhood Intervention FAQs
Early childhood intervention (ECI) services support the development and wellbeing of children (aged 6 and under) with a disability or development delay. ECI helps children to develop the skills they need in everyday life. Some children who receive early intervention may not need long-term support.
Everyday Independence Key Workers are specifically trained therapists and professionals who are passionate about supporting children and families. They have extensive knowledge of child development and are experienced in working with children with disabilities and developmental delays.
They have additional skills such as listening skills, patience, and great communication skills so they can empower families to achieve their goals.
Our Key Workers receive ongoing training and professional development to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy to families.
A Child and Family Support plan sets out your child’s goals and how we will support your child and family to achieve those goals. Your Key Worker will start developing your plan in your first therapy session after they get to know your child and family.
Your plan includes your NDIS goals, what’s happening now, what’s important for you in the future and how we can support your child to achieve their goals.
Your plan will be reviewed mid-way, and at the end of your NDIS plan so we can track your progress and outcomes.
We deliver early childhood intervention services under a Key Worker approach.
Our Key Workers are highly trained occupational therapists, speech pathologists, physiotherapists, teachers, and social workers, who have specific skills in supporting children and families.
A Key Worker will be matched with your family based on the unique needs of your child and family and your child’s goals. They will be your main point of contact for all your family’s needs. They’ll provide your child with therapy support and will work with you and other services to help your child’s development. They will help you to navigate the NDIS system so you can support your child to get the best start in life.
Your Key Worker will:
- get to know your child’s strengths, interests and routines
- understand your family’s needs for support
- develop a child and family support plan with you
- arrange for joint visits and services from other professionals as required
Your Key Worker will:
- help your child learn and develop using their everyday routine
- provide therapy support at home and in the community
- help you to support your child to be more involved in family and community life
Your Key Worker will:
- support you to make a difference for your child in their everyday activities
- suggest ideas and approaches that will lead to positive outcomes
- build everyone’s skills and confidence to support your child to try new experiences and activities to help them to reach their goals