CPEC currently supports over 110 children with cerebral palsy and similar conditions across our Early Intervention, Individual Services, and Extended Education services.
We are based in Glen Waverley, Melbourne, and support children from across Victoria, as well as accepting interstate and international families who come to Melbourne to receive specialist services from us.
We are a registered National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) provider, and a Better Start for Children with Disability provider.
For service enquiries, please call Gaynor O’Donnell, our Intake Coordinator, on (03) 9560 0700. (Mondays & Thursdays only)
Our Early Intervention Services are for children aged 0-6 years old and involve group programs, individual therapy, home and community based support, and assistance with transitioning to school.
Our Individual Services are for children of any age and offers individual physiotherapy, occupational therapy, and speech pathology for families.
Our Extended Education Services are for children attending mainstream primary and secondary schools. It involves group therapy, and individual school supports are also available.
CPEC supports children through group programs and individual therapy sessions, on-site at CPEC and at children’s homes, schools and kindergartens. This comprehensive approach ensures all aspects of the child’s daily life is considered and integrated into their support structures.
We are a transdisciplinary service, meaning we bring specialists from different fields together to support each child. Our transdisciplinary teams are made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists.
CPEC uses the model of conductive education to support our services. Conductive education is designed to support the learning process of children with motor disorders such as cerebral palsy. It can help children improve the control and coordination of their movements, and give them greater independence and functionality across all areas of their life. It is a learning process that views the child as a whole rather than individual parts or symptoms. It teaches each child to learn how to learn and move to the best of their ability, and each child is taught to be actively engaged in their own goals.