Early Intervention services are specialised supports for children around 0-9 years who are displaying signs of developmental delay or disability. Early intervention specialists work with children and families to meet their developmental goals and milestones so that children can fully participate in everyday activities and routines, at home and in the community.
Leor has a team of experienced early childhood and allied health professionals that can help your child achieve their learning and development goals in locations where your child is most comfortable.
Our Occupational Therapists, Speech Therapists and Therapy Assistants can deliver early intervention therapies in your home, at your child’s early learning service or school or in one of our Allied Health Hubs.
Early intervention is a way of your child achieving their learning and development goals at the earliest time possible to provide them the best chances of long term success. Backed by evidence and research, early intervention has proved that the earlier a child engages in developmental support the more likely they are to not require long term support well into the future.
Your Child’s Language & Speech: You might find your child has trouble making certain sounds, understanding what you are saying to them, has lost some language or does not respond as you would expect during conversations.
Support: Language and communication therapy
Our goals: Preparing your child for school, improving their ability to communicate through words and actions, assessing any loss of language and non-verbal communication and implementing therapies for developing and improving language and communication skills.
Your Child’s Development & Play: You might find your child has trouble with self-care skills like dressing themselves, going to the toilet or tying their shoelaces, has difficultly engaging in play, turn taking or struggling with self-regulation, managing big emotions or how to interact with their friends.
Support: Physical activities to improve fine and gross motor skills and therapy to encourage autonomy, decision making and independence.
Our goals: Making self-care easier for your child and reducing challenges in morning routines. Improving gross and fine motor skills, hand eye coordination, ability to play and interact with toys and environments. We also provide strategies to parents and carers to support children with their emotional regulation.
Your Child’s Behaviour: You might find your child experiences heightened emotions at times, particularly when trying new things or changing routines or you or your child’s Educators may find it hard to support your child’s emotions.
Support: Play and talking therapy
Our goals: Improving your child’s ability to make friends, maintain relationships and respond in an appropriate way to changes in routine or when moving through activities during the day.
The earlier your child engages in developmental support, or early intervention, the more likely they are to not require long term support well into the future. For many children a few sessions of therapy can give them the tools they need to be ready for school. For others, access to funding through the Early Childhood Approach within the NDIS can make a world of difference to access multiple therapies that increase their development alongside their peers.
Our team of Allied Health professionals and therapy assistants have expertise in early childhood growth and development and experience working with children of all abilities and needs. We have a strong culture of professional development, which ensures that our therapies are evidence-based and best-practise. Collaboration is at our heart and our teams work together to share knowledge and broaden their skills.
We love hearing about the impact our Educators make on families’ lives.