Early Childhood Early Intervention
What is Early Childhood Early Intervention?
Early Childhood Early intervention (ECEI) is a process where a child with a disability or developmental delay, and their family, is provided with specialised supports and services to foster development, a strong sense of wellbeing, and promote positive outcomes in all areas of their life.
Early Childhood Early Intervention at Access Your Supports
What Early Childhood Early Intervention services does Access Your Supports provide?
At Access Your Supports we implement the ECEI Key Worker Model. This model is where you see one therapist (your Key Worker) instead of lots of individual therapists. The ECEI Key Worker is a one stop shop – you don’t need to access individual therapies (such as a speech and OT) when you have a key worker. The ECEI Key Worker is part of a team of professionals across a variety of disciplines who work together to build and review your child’s therapy plan. This is called a transdisciplinary approach and is considered best practice by the NDIS and experts in the ECEI field.
What to expect from the Early Childhood Early Intervention Key Worker service at Access Your Supports?
Prioritising supports and assessing development
Collaborative family services support plan
Empowering families and enhancing therapy strategies
Accessing Specialised Supports within the ECEI Key Worker model
Our ECEI Key Workers are highly trained professionals with a variety of diverse backgrounds, knowledge, and qualifications. You will be matched with a ECEI Key Worker that has the experience required to meet your needs. However, sometimes things pop up that may be outside their scope. At AYS we are lucky enough to have therapists with specialised training that may be able to provide intensive blocks of therapy.
These programs include:
- We will work hard to get to know you and your situation
- Westmead Feelings Program
- The Astronaut Program
- PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System)