Find out more about how our team of early intervention professionals may help your child's development.
Early Childhood Intervention is for kids who have a developmental delay. A developmental delay is when a child takes a bit longer to reach milestones such as moving, learning, talking, or playing with others.
Some kids with a disability such as autism, hearing loss, Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and other disabilities are more likely to experience a developmental delay, but the cause isn’t always known.
ECI helps improve a child’s development through a range of services. With these services, kids often see huge improvements and go to school with little or no extra support.
Video content description: A video about Early Childhood Intervention at Aruma.
At Aruma, our Early Childhood Early Intervention services are for children aged 0 – 7 years.
You will have one main point of contact called a Key Worker. We work in partnership with your family to get to know your child and what they need. We want you to know that you’re not in this alone and we know there isn’t one recipe for each child.
Depending on what you need, you may have a team of early intervention professionals including Special Education Teachers, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists.
This team will work together to deliver the services, which is called a Transdisciplinary Approach.
To coordinate your services and to manage your Transdisciplinary team, each family will have one will have one point of contact – your Key Worker.
While the Key Worker will be the primary contact, the whole team remains involved, and the Key Worker will report back to them regularly.
Find out more about the Key Worker model.
Your Key Worker will aim to:
Well, this comes down to what they might need! But there are a whole range of skills they can learn.
A Speech Pathologist can help a child communicate, eat and swallow. While a Special Education Teacher can help to support language and social skills, and skills your child needs to start school successfully.
While Occupational Therapists, or OTs, can help kids do everyday activities such as grasping and releasing toys, hand-eye coordination, using cutlery, getting dressed, and dealing with strong emotions. They can also look at what equipment a child might need such as a wheelchair or other aids.
Yes we can! We know starting something new can be stressful for families, and it’s important you have the right support.
We can help families to plan for the change, visit the school before they start, and help throughout that transition period.
Yes! We love when families want to be involved and feel comfortable talking to us about their child’s support.
We encourage you to speak to our staff about any questions you have either during or after our sessions.
We can help your family understand your child’s disability or delay, how this might affect how they learn, and any supports they might need.
We can also connect you with other families, support networks, and even other services.
We have four Early Childhood Intervention services which operate Monday to Friday between 8:30am – 4:30pm.
Please note: We bill in line with the NDIS Price Guide, which generally increases annually.
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