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Early Childhood Intervention

Our Early Childhood Intervention service focuses on providing specialised support to infants and young children aged 0-9 with developmental delays or disabilities, regardless of diagnosis.

Supporting your EVERYDAY life and experiences, knowing that you are the EXPERT and EMPOWERING you so you won’t always need us.

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How It Works

Meet Your Lead Practitioner

Our Allocations Team will match you with a Lead Practitioner using the information you share with us when we welcome to you to Puddles. We understand that you are the expert in your child and family therefore your Lead Practitioner will meet with you to learn more about a typical day for your child and to understand their experiences and needs. We call this a ‘Day In The Life Of’ conversation.

Identify Goals

Your Lead Practitioner will work with you to identify goals that are meaningful and important to your child and their everyday life and create their Puddles Support Plan.

Live, Learn and Play

We work directly with your child, your family and key people in your child’s life to support the identified goals and approaches. We believe in supporting children in the places they live, learn and play so we offer services at home, childcare, schools and in the community.

Our Approach – Lead Practitioner

At ICJP we practice using a trans-disciplinary approach in which you have a lead practitioner who supports you to work towards your goals.

The lead practitioner is the primary person who supports you, which allows you to build a trusting and consistent relationship with one person who is matched to support you to build your capacity based on your needs.

The lead practitioner works within a trans-disciplinary team, so that if further expertise is needed, they can consult with team members and organise this support for you as required.

All of our practitioners come to you and work within your regular routine using our 3 E’s practice principles: “supporting your everyday life and experiences, knowing that you are the expert and empowering you, so you won’t always need us”

Who are Early Childhood Interventionists?

An Early Childhood Interventionist is a therapist who can support you and your child through your entire NDIS journey.

Early Childhood Interventionists can be any qualified allied health professional or specialist educator. Your Early Childhood Interventionist will be your Lead Practitioner and primary contact. They will build a strong rapport and relationship with your child and work closely with your family and key people in your child’s life e.g. childcare educators, teachers.

Our Lead Professionals work intrans-disciplinary teams and are able to engage a variety of professionals to probed an integrated support team. Each team member contributes knowledge and skills by collaborating with each other and you and your family to collectively identify the best approach for your child.

Our lead practitioners may be an: Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech Pathologist, Developmental Educator, Early Childhood Educator,  or Social Worker

Interested in Early Childhood Intervention Services?