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Schools & Early Learning Centres

Therapy support services for schools, kindys and early learning centres including screening programs, therapy support and education to help children improve participation and reach their full potential.

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Therapy support in schools to help children reach their full potential

Often, the place where support is needed most is not in the clinic setting. Our therapists can deliver therapy supports where they are needed, including in the classroom or school setting.

Working in different settings is important as it means we can help children learn and use their developing skills in their everyday environments.

Our therapists can observe children in their classroom environment, working with the child, family, and educators to develop strategies that improve participation at school.

We can also provide screening programs at kindergartens and schools, support educator’s professional development as well as provide parent education sessions.

To learn more contact your nearest Early Start Australia clinic.

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Screening of Kindergarten, Pre-Primary or Year 1 classes

Early Start Australia can provide Speech Pathology and Occupational Therapy services in the school setting.

We can screen whole classes or just a few children for whom the teacher holds concerns. The areas screened include articulation (speech sounds), comprehension, expressive language, narrative and phonological awareness.

The consultation includes collation and analysis of data for teachers and the write-up of individualised parent feedback letters.

Weekly or fortnightly visits to schools or education support centres can consist of:

Feedback and activities are passed on to teaching staff and/or parents. Teachers and Education Assistants (EAs) are invited to observe. They are encouraged to learn the strategies to teach certain speech/language related goals. These sessions may be funded by the school or by the parents of those children being treated.

Students are observed in class and then discussed with teachers. Assistance is given to set appropriate speech/language Individual Education Plan (IEP) goals together with relevant activities to help.

These groups work well for children with English as a Second Language (ESL). We assist with teaching aspects of the English language. We also help children in typical classrooms learn aspects of expressive language, articulation, comprehension or phonological awareness. Groups last 30 minutes.

Professional Learning

We provide training modules to the school community and specialise in behaviour and social training for Teachers and Education Assistants.

Find out more about our Autism Behaviour Workshops

Find out more about our preschool staff professional development programs

Prep-Readiness Presentations

Free parent information evenings are available for interested parent groups or kindys.

Find out more about our prep-readiness presentations.

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We have clinics in every state and territory providing assessments, early childhood intervention therapies, and support to help you thrive.

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The ESA difference

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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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Registered NDIS provider

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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