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Early childhood intervention therapy

Summary

  • Quality support for your child through a range of allied health therapies.
  • Therapy that supports your child’s development and skill building.
  • We can come to your home, early learning centre or school, or you can visit our groups or centres.
  • Support your child to build their skills and confidence and work towards their goals.

Support for children with disability or developmental delay

Melbourne City Mission provides a range of services to support your child throughout their development.

Our range of allied therapy services are delivered by experienced practitioners in your home, your child’s learning environment or in one of our centres.

Physiotherapy

There are a range of conditions that can affect a child’s physical development and mobility. A physiotherapist can assist your child to improve their ability to participate in activities by developing their mobility and motor skills.

Speech therapy

Speech therapy — also known as speech pathology — offers support for people who experience difficulties communicating or swallowing.

A child speech pathologist will work closely with your child to make an assessment and offer courses of treatment and strategies to try at home.

Speech therapy may assist your child if they experience speech and/or language difficulties, issues with their voice, stutters or problems swallowing.

Occupational therapy

For children, an occupational therapist looks at key developmental milestones and offers support to help achieve them.

Some examples of these milestones may be in improving hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills. Education is extended to parents and carers so they too can help facilitate learning and further development.

Specialised teaching

Specialised teachers, or education specialists, have specific experience in supporting children with disability or developmental delay to participate at school.

Education specialists support students and their support network to get the most out of their education.

You pick the place

Specialised teaching, occupational therapy, physio and speech therapy for children can be done at home or you can select another location of your choice, such as kindergarten, childcare, school, groups or centre.

Therapy can be funded by your child’s National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), Department of Education and Training (DET), Helping Children with Autism (HCWA) or BetterStart funding.

To learn more about these services by Melbourne City Mission please contact our team.

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