Early Intervention

Our comprehensive Early Intervention service package covers all aspects of a child’s life and needs. We work with each family to identify their child’s individual needs and goals, and integrate these into their group programs, individual therapy, community support, and school transition needs.

Packages are offered on an annual basis and we recommend children attend for a minimum of two years to achieve their goals and absorb their learning before they begin school.

Parents who have access to National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or Better Start for Children with Disability government funding are welcome to apply it towards our Early Intervention Services. Service fees vary depending on each child’s individual needs and/or group program allocation.


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For service enquiries, or to tour CPEC, please call Gaynor O’Donnell, our Intake Coordinator, on (03) 9560 0700. (Mondays & Thursdays only)

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Group programs

Children and their parents attend weekly or twice-weekly group programs together. Each child is allocated to the group that will ensure a best fit for their needs. Groups are run by physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists who devise fun and engaging ways to deliver specialist therapy and learning opportunities to every child. Group programs are not only essential opportunities for children to develop movement and communication skills, but also to practice their social skills.


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Children access individual therapy to supplement their learning in the group programs. This is an opportunity for families to access their group’s occupational therapist, physiotherapist and speech pathologist individually for specialised sessions. Our therapists also use these sessions to review and monitor the development of each child as they progress through our early intervention services.


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Our therapists visit each child at their home, pre-school or kindergarten, and key community environments. They work to ensure each environment is properly set up and modified to suit the child’s needs, and that each child can interact, learn and socialise to the best of their ability. Therapists also work closely with staff at pre-schools and kindergartens. They offer training and support to ensure staff are confident to assist each child, and that they have a strong understanding of the child’s individual needs.


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As each child nears the end of their Early Intervention years, CPEC provides excellent transition to school services. We work closely with their new schools to ensure staff are confident in understanding and supporting their new students. We also suggest any building modifications needed to ensure students will be able to navigate around their new environments easily.

After a child transitions to school, CPEC offers ongoing school support through our Extended Education services.