Who We Support
Early Intervention 0 – 7
In the very early years some children require additional support to achieve developmental milestones. This may involve short-term intensive therapy to address specific issues early on before those issues impact a child’s long-term development. This will allow the child to fully participate in childhood experiences and achieve their potential.
The early years are critical for the child and the whole family. We take an evidenced based and family-centred approach, which is based on the child’s individual strengths, difficulties, age and stage of development. Partnering with families we help to develop strategies that they can use in everyday routines.
Depending on the needs of the child and family our team can include a speech pathologist, occupational therapist, physiotherapist and psychologist; working as an integrated service. We also offer a key worker (trans-disciplinary) model of service delivery. Our specialised early intervention therapy strategies aim to enhance learning and participation through:
- suggesting the most appropriate assistive technology and environmental modifications
- developing a child’s communication
- minimising challenging behaviours
- assisting a child to understand emotions