Early Childhood Intervention

Early childhood intervention is a support mechanism for children who have developmental delays or disabilities. Early childhood intervention is crucial – it’s based on the notion that the first years of a child’s life can set the foundation for lifelong learning, behaviour and health outcomes.

Early intervention can also be:

  • Children with behavioural concerns including but not limited to: attention deficit disorder - ADD , attention deficit hyperactivity disorder - ADHD, Oppositional defiant disorder - ODD, bullying, attention deficits, self-harm, poor diet, etc.
  • For children who are victims of or at high risk of child abuse or neglect, families can improve parenting skills. Family counselling can mitigate future costs for a child’s developmental needs (e.g. special education, rehabilitation, health)
  • Children at high risk of academic development delays (e.g. consistently poor literacy and numeracy results)
  • New migrants who speak little or no English.
  • Facilitating access for special equipment
  • Access to resources and information libraries
  • Professional learning for carers
  • Funding or subsidies for support services
  • Access to Counselling services
  • Access to parenting workshops
  • Access to respite care or allied health care services
  • Neurodevelopment programs through NACD
  • Literacy and numeracy intervention
  • Behaviour management programs
  • Speech therapy, occupational therapy, exercise physiology, physiotherapy