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Early Childhood Intervention Services to Help Your Child Thrive

Children’s brains and bodies are highly adaptable and responsive to their environments. Early childhood intervention
services make use of this adaptability to help optimise a child’s development.

At Active Ability, we offer personalised early intervention support services to help children with
disability or developmental delay reach their NDIS goals.

Our team of highly skilled and dedicated allied health professionals focus on working with children who
have an intellectual disability, autism, mental health condition or neurological disorder.

We use the early childhood approach to support children to reach their potential, thrive, and participate
in everyday life in their homes, schools and communities.

Because caregivers have a vital role in children’s early years, our early intervention services take a family-centred approach.
We consider the needs of each child and family, and can train formal and informal support people to help with early intervention therapy.

As a mobile early intervention service provider, we can visit your home, childcare centre, or school. This allows children to receive early intervention services in a comfortable and relevant environment, while making things easier for busy families.

We don’t have a waiting list or travel charges, so you can get started with our early intervention services as soon as you’re ready.

Who can benefit from early intervention support services?

Early intervention services offer children with disability or developmental delay the supports they need to reach their goals. Our experienced team of allied health professionals are qualified to work with children who have a range of conditions, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ASD)
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Developmental coordination disorder
  • Intellectual disability
  • Sensory regulation issues
  • Delayed fine or gross motor development
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome and other genetic disorders
  • Spina bifida
  • Brain or spinal cord injury
  • Feeding disorders and fussy eating
  • Reflux, poor growth, weight concerns
  • Coeliac disease, gastrointestinal issues
  • Diabetes
  • Food allergies and intolerances.

Don’t see your child’s condition listed? Contact our friendly team to discuss whether we might be able to help.


Why early childhood intervention services are important for kids with disability

Evidence shows that early intervention programs tend to be most effective when they start as soon as possible. This is because growing bodies and nerve pathways are highly adaptable. Supporting young children and families early on can therefore have a big impact on a child’s life.

Early intervention support services can help a child with:

Young children running after a ball outside on the grass.
  • reaching developmental milestones
  • healthy physical growth and development
  • developing fine and gross motor skills
  • co-ordination, balance and posture
  • everyday activities like dressing and eating
  • picky eating and feeding disorders
  • food intolerances and nutritional issues
  • achieving a healthy weight
  • social skills and making friends
  • learning and school performance
  • developing confidence and self-esteem
  • participating in their families and communities
  • keeping up with peers.

How our early intervention services can help children with disability or developmental delay

Early intervention specialists use strategies and therapeutic supports to help children and their families reach goals that matter to them.

At Active Ability, our mission is to support people living with disability to achieve greater independence, health and quality of life.

Our experienced professionals can support your child in various ways.

Learn more about the early intervention programs offered by our paediatric physiotherapists and paediatric dietitians.

Paediatric physio with Active Ability

Meet Active Ability’s early childhood intervention team

Our caring, university-qualified allied health professionals focus on supporting children with disability by providing quality early intervention services.

Samantha Obeid Physiotherapist

Samantha Obeid

Vern Aquino Physiotherapist

Vern Aquino

Jimmy Brock - Physiotherapy

Jimmy Brock

Tassnim Allam Physiotherapist

Tassnim Allam

A young girl with autism wearing a pink shirt and swinging on playground equipment.

Early intervention therapy with Active Ability

As the first step in our early childhood intervention programs, one of our allied health professionals will visit you to talk about your child’s needs and review their function. We take the time to listen, which helps us design evidence-based support programs to meet your child’s goals.
Each early intervention support plan looks a bit different, because they are tailored for each child and their parents and carers.

If you’re new to early childhood intervention, we know arranging supports can be a daunting task. Our team are happy to help however we can. We can assist you to understand early childhood intervention services, work out your eligibility, and create goals and a support plan the NDIS may cover.

How does early intervention support funding work?

Early intervention therapy needed due to a person’s disability is funded by the NDIS. This includes funding for allied health therapies such as physiotherapy, dietetics and more.

How to organise an early intervention program with Active Ability

If you’d like more information before starting early intervention therapy services with Active Ability, contact us via the button below or call us on (02) 8678 7874 (Monday to Friday). One of our friendly team members will happily answer your questions.

If you’re keen to get started with early childhood intervention and are ready for a service agreement, please fill out our NDIS referral form via the link below.

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