Early Childhood Development - Consultation & Professional Development

About the program

If your your staff or group members work closely with children or youth who may be demonstrating delays or difficulties with speech, language and social skills, we can provide them with professional development and consultation.

We use adult learning techniques to facilitate evidence-based strategies to assist individuals and groups to better understand specific issues and behaviours and provide practical ways to manager them.

Our key areas of focus include:

  • Positive behaviour support including strategies help staff and management to develop positive behaviour policies and organisation/group wide strategies
  • Speech and language, fine motor or gross motor screening to help you and your team by conducting short screeners to each child and preparing whole of level programs.
  • Learning Profiles and Active Participation Plans to enhance student engagement in the learning environment and school community.
  • Assessments and reports for individual funding submissions
  • Inclusion Support to better enable the inclusion of children with disability or developmental delays.
  • Specific in-house professional development sessions on one or more topics including (but not limited to):
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder
    • Sensory Processing
    • School Readiness
    • School funding
    • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)
    • Behaviour
    • Communication
    • Manual Handling
    • Keeping Safe.

Please talk to us about your individual needs as we can tailor the training to your organisation or group.

Sessions can be run within your workplace or community setting or at one of our community spaces.

Who it’s for

Educators and teachers, club and community members, health workers and nurses, managers and front-line service staff. All attendees must be aged 18 years and over.

Please note:

Due to the ever evolving coronavirus (COVID-19) situation and in the interest of community health and safety we have suspended all of our face to face group programs until further notice.

You can find out more about our COVID-19 response here.

Cost

Please contact our Early Childhood Development team on 1300 946 337 to discuss your specific needs.  

Enquire below or phone 1300 WINDERMERE or 1300 94 337.

Enquire about this program

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