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Preschool Staff Professional Development Program

We offer a staff training course to Early Child Care and Educational Centres working with young children. 

This course supports teaching and caregiving staff in developing children’s speech and language skills in the early educational and childcare environment, regardless of whether they have communication difficulties or not.

The course includes both an evening presentation covering the following topics:

  • Preverbal Communication Skills,
  • Typical Speech and Language Development,
  • General Strategies & Practical Tips to Support Children’s Communication Skills in the Preschool Environment

What you will gain from the program

The combination of hearing and seeing Speech Pathology in action is a more effective way of helping staff to identify children who may be presenting with communication difficulties and implement the strategies to support children’s speech and language skills on the ground.

We also provide practical demonstrations and coaching for staff in the convenience of the classroom. 

The practical coaching day/s include 1:1 training / demonstration to centre staff regarding:

  • Identification of typical Speech and Language development vs. delayed Speech and Language skills
  • Identification of when and how to engage children in conversation in structured and free play activities
  • Application of language / communication support strategies in ‘real – life’ preschool / child care situations as discussed during the presentation

All staff attending the course are presented with Attendance Certificates on completion of the two days.

To find out more about preschool staff professional development or other staff development programs available near you, contact us today.

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Our dedicated teams of Occupational Therapists, Psychologists, Speech Pathologists and Physiotherapists work with our clients to help them meet their growth and development goals.

We focus on supporting clients (and their families) to develop language, motor, cognitive, social and emotional skills, and provide therapy supports for children with developmental delay or disability, including autism spectrum disorder.

Why choose Early Start Australia

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Multi-disciplinary team

Our multi-disciplinary teams work together with you to understand your needs and develop a plan using evidence-based strategies to help you achieve your goals and aspirations.

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Australian wide network of centres

We have clinics in every state and territory creating a strong community of allied health professionals with the collective knowledge and expertise to deliver you the best outcomes.

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We are a registered NDIS provider and are here to help you on your NDIS journey.

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Early intervention for all ages

Early intervention is not just for the kids. We offer therapies to cater for all ages, needs and abilities,
and we know the sooner you start your therapy journey the better.

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