Early Childhood Early Intervention


Early Childhood Early Intervention

 

National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) refers to this as Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Intervention.
 
This support provides each family with 1 main contact person called the Key Worker. Your Key Worker is part of team of Allied Health professionals and specialist Early Childhood Intervention teachers working together to support you and your child. Your Key Worker brings the team’s combined expertise, knowledge and resources to support your child and family. Together, you and your Key Worker will decide which members of the team to involve in each phase of your child’s development program. Your Early Links Key Worker is also able to support you in coordinating other external supports and in accessing the local community.
Early Intervention Flowchart
The Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Intervention plan provides for flexibility in how and when supports are provided to your child.  The key worker will help to coordinate an individual plan that keeps pace with your childs development and fits in with your family’s priorities.

 
 

 

Early Childhood Early Intervention

 

Early Links believes that all children are valuable participants in community settings (including early childhood settings, playgroups, schools).
 
Early Links works to facilitate the effective inclusion and individual development of children with additional needs or disabilities into their communities. This is achieved through play based assessment, individual programs and regular reviews; coordination of Individual Family Service Plans; the provision of information and resources to families and early childhood settings; referral to other professionals (as appropriate); advocacy for families and assistance with the transition to school process.
 
Early Links will allocate a key worker to your family who will co-ordinate the support offered, they will:

  • Have an initial discussion with your family and anybody else who is currently supporting your child about your child’s needs and priorities
  • Conduct a series of play based observations of your child in school, early childhood settings and in the family home
  • Provide a written report outlining skills to develop, strengths and interests with strategies to support your childs development
  • Arrange a meeting with all involved with your child including family members, educators and therapists to develop an individual plan and set up an individual education program to support your childs continuing development
  • Visits to the family home (if requested), education (including early childhood and school settings) and community activities
  • Maintain regular contact with all involved in supporting your child for the purpose of information and resourcing
  • Provide equipment and resources as needed
  • Assist with funding applications where needed
  • Provide information about school options and help with transition to school processes
  • Provide referrals to other services as needed including Early Links Speech Pathologist, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Behaviour Consultant, Psychologist.

 

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