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Early Childhood Supports

Early intervention services support your child and family to achieve more positive life change, your way.

How Early Childhood Supports Deliver More

When you work with Everyday Independence, a key worker supports your child and family as part of a broader team that may include speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behaviour support practitioners, and habit coaches.

Your team of highly skilled professionals will support you to achieve the outcomes that matter most for your child and family.

 

Early Childhood Supports -Webinars in March and April

We’re hosting three online webinars for parents and carers to learn how our key workers support child and family as part of a broader therapy team.

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Supporting Positive Life Changes

Your key worker can help your child and family build new skills including:

  • Language and communication skills to enable your child to better express themselves, understand others, and make friends
  • Playing in ways that enhance cognitive development and opportunities for learning
  • Personal care such as cleaning teeth, toileting, washing and dressing independently
  • Sleep hygiene and routines for mental and physical health for your child
  • Using assistive technology to perform tasks more safely, securely, and independently.
  • Navigating transitions such as starting daycare or school, moving home, and changes in family dynamics
  • Gross motor and fine motor skills to enjoy in physical activities
  • Behaviour management for self-regulation and expressing needs and feelings
  • Social skills and interactions for making connections with family, friends and other people in your child’s life.

 

We’re Ready to Get you Started

Your first step to getting started with early childhood support (also known as early intervention) is to meet with a key worker, in your home. They get to know you, your family and child and other members of your support team to understand the outcomes you all want.

Is your child not yet a NDIS participant? Visit our NDIS page for information on getting your plan funded.

Who is a key worker and how do they help my child and family?

A key worker is a trained early childhood practitioner who is your main point of contact for all your early intervention services.  With knowledge in early childhood development, they support your child and family as part of a broader team that may include speech pathologists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, behaviour support practitioners, and habit coaches.

How will the key worker model benefit my child and family?
  • a single point of contact provides consistency, which can be particularly beneficial for children who may struggle with transitions or changes 
  • all areas of your child’s life are considered, including their physical, emotional, social, and cognitive development, not just one aspect of their development 
  • the Key Worker coordinates all the services your child needs, which can save you time and reduce stress. They can liaise with other professionals, schedule appointments, and ensure everyone is working towards the same goal. 
  • we’ll consider the needs of your child and family when providing services and strategies that easily fit into your family’s routines and needs 
  • support is provided in the settings where your child spends their time, such as home, school, or community settings.  
  • research shows that the key worker model can lead to improved outcomes for children and families, including better communication, increased satisfaction with services, and improved child and family functioning. 
I only need occupational or speech therapy for my child, can a key worker help with this?

As degree-qualified teachers, our key workers use their specialised training in child development and learning to design and implement strategies to support your child’s development. This includes activities to improve their fine motor skills, language development or strategies to help with their sensory processing issues. These strategies can also be used by other members of your child’s team, such as speech pathologists, occupational therapists and physiotherapists.

Key workers can deliver more than an individual registered occupational therapist, speech pathologist or physiotherapist as they can implement their own strategies and activities as well as those designed by the team of therapists.

More frequently asked questions are available on the key worker model, the background and experience of our key workers, and how we deliver early childhood supports.

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A Team Approach for Positive Change

Occupational Therapy

Speech Pathology

Physiotherapy

Positive Behaviour Support

Habit Coaches

Blowing Bubbles and Breaking Through Barriers

Read how early childhood supports helped Scarlett and her mum to reduce Scarlett’s use of challenging behaviours and help her regulate her emotions.   

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