For 0-7 years. Speech Pathology can help with building children’s communication, speech, language, play and social skills. Speech pathologists also work on eating and feeding issues.
Mpower’s speech pathologists assess and treat children who have difficulties with communication. A speech pathologist will work with you to design an individualised program that best meets the communication needs of your child that aligns with their NDIS goals. This might include speech and language therapy or use of visual systems, pictures or sign language.
For 0-7 years. Occupational Therapy (OT) can help with building children’s competence in daily living skills including independence, play, thinking, fine motor and gross motor skills.
Mpower’s occupational therapists can assist by assessing needs and developing strategies in the areas of independence skills (e.g. dressing, toileting, and using utensils), fine motor skills, sensory issues and advice regarding appropriate equipment.
Our occupational therapists can assist your child to become more independent in managing the challenges of everyday activities, self-care and daily living needs.
Mpower’s Key Workers are early childhood intervention professionals who will support and empower families to make informed choices. The key worker is the person families will see and talk to the most and who provides early intervention support to children using the ECIS program.
They will provide you with the information you need on the range of services that you may choose to access and help you to communicate with other professionals on your behalf if you wish, set priorities and co-ordinate the supports you choose. They will support you to develop the skills your child needs to participate in everyday life.
Kindergarten Support and Consultancy
Mpower’s Early Childhood Intervention Service provides extra inclusion support for children attending kindergarten. Mpower staff understand that every child and family is unique and has different skills and strengths. We also understand the importance of working in partnership, making the best use of the skills and knowledge of family members and professionals involved.
Strategies are developed with the understanding that all behaviours have a purpose. Parents are encouraged to identify behaviours of concern and then work with the behaviour consultant to tailor plans to suit the needs of the child and family. Sessions identify family strengths and work from this skill base.
Suggested strategies may include:
• Use of consistent and united responses
• Use of visual supports such as schedules and stories
• Use of plans that are provided across multiple environments (e.g. home and childcare)
• Improving communication skills