Early Childhood Intervention Service

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Aspire Early Childhood Intervention Service and Allied Heath Services work alongside people with disabilities and their families to achieve their goals and aspirations.

The centre which is located at Charles Sturt University Thurgoona has a team of Educators, Physiotherapists, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Family Support Workers and Teaching aides. The team will work with you, your family and your child to meet your individual needs. This can be in your home, your children’s education or community setting, or centre-based, wherever is the most suitable for your and your child. The team will work alongside you to offer evidence-based practices, the current research, equipment, and resources to reach the best possible outcome for your family.

Early Childhood Intervention (0 to 8 years) 

The Early Childhood Intervention Services works using a transdisciplinary Key Worker Model of service delivery. A Key Worker has specialist knowledge of child development and has experience in working with young children with developmental delays and disabilities. With support from other team members, your Key Worker will work in partnership with you and other caregivers. They will provide advice, education, and therapy to promote your child’s learning, development, and participation in everyday activities.

Allied Health Services (9 to 18 years) 

Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology services are available to assist with meeting specific goals. Therapy services will include providing individualised advice, education and therapy to promote your child’s learning, development, and participation in everyday activities.

Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP)

IFSP are a positive planning tool that enables you to plan and discuss what’s important for you and your child. Information will be available soon. 

Specialist Groups

Groups targeting identified common needs are provided throughout the year. These groups will aim to develop specific skill areas, for example, school readiness, hydrotherapy, picky/fussy eating or Hanen language groups.

Helping Children with Autism Funding and Better Start for Children with a Disability

Aspire Early Childhood Intervention offers services under Helping Children with Autism and Better Start for children with disability funding packages.

For more information on HWCA services that Aspire Support Services offer, please click here.

For more information on Better Start services the Aspire Support Services offer, please click here.

Clinical Services

Aspire offers an Autism Spectrum Assessment Service to the community. Referrals to the multidisciplinary team assessment and diagnostic clinic can be sought from your paediatrician. Priority for these services are given to children under 9 years, however, referrals can be made for older children.

National disability Insurance Scheme

Aspire can offer services to NDIS clients.

Resources

Early Childhood Intervention and Therapy Referral Form

Early Childhood Intervention pamphlet PDF 355 KB