Early intervention

Use this page to get an overview of the options available to you. Scroll through the sections, or click one of the jump-to links below to go straight to the area mentioned.

Early intervention and the NDIS

If you have concerns about your child’s behaviour or development and your child is under 7 years old you can access early intervention supports under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), even if there is no formal diagnosis of a disability. The articles below explain more about NDIS and how to access early intervention supports under the Scheme.

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Who can help?

There are a number of professionals who can help you if you are concerned about your child’s behaviour or development. They can help you to understand how to support your child in different areas such as communication, social interactions or manage behaviours to help them develop to their full potential. 

Occupational Therapists

Occupational therapists (OTs) help people of all ages gain or regain their confidence and independence in everyday life.

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Professionals

Medical and therapeutic professionals can assist in different ways to help manage your disability and improve your life.

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Paediatricians

Paediatricians manage the health of children, including physical, behaviour and mental health issues. They diagnose and treat childhood illness, infections and disease.

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Speech Therapists

Speech therapists work on smoothing out communication and swallowing difficulties in both children and adults.

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Early intervention supports

From getting your child assessed to help with childhood supports, accessing community support or understanding different education options, there is a wide range of support services available to help you if you are looking for early intervention supports.

Assessments

Assessments will identify what your needs and challenges are to make sure you receive the appropriate support.

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Childhood Supports

Early childhood intervention supports can help maximise your child's development and give them the skills to participate in daily activities.

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Community Support

Being social and active in your community helps you to remain connected and is good for your wellbeing.

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Education

Students with disability can access additional support at primary and high school through both internal and external services.

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