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Services for Children

Early Intervention

Early intervention is vital for children with developmental delay or a disability. Montrose has expertise in early childhood intervention to help your child develop the skills they need to engage with the world around them and get the best possible start in life. At Montrose, we can work with you to develop strategies that are individualised to meet your child’s needs.

What is the Montrose Approach to Early Intervention?

We employ specialist physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech pathologists. They see each child as an individual and take a whole team approach to work together to help children develop the skills and strategies necessary for successful learning and development.

This can include support for your child to participate more fully in daycare or kindy. We take a ‘transdisciplinary’ approach to work out the right package of support for each child. This means you may see one or more of our specialists but they will be working as a team to get the best outcomes.

Our professionals may help with:

  • Learning to move and develop age appropriate skills
  • Using hands for skills such as cutting, drawing, and eating
  • Social and communication skills
  • Play
  • Problem solving
  • Thinking and concentrating
  • Gaining independence
  • Assistance to select mobility equipment and technology to support skill development

Sessions can be delivered in the home, daycare, kindy, or at one of our Service Centres.

What is Early Intervention?

There is plenty of research to show that what happens early in a child’s life will have a big impact on their future. Children develop quickly during their early years gaining new skills and learning every day. Early intervention involves providing therapy support during this time when it is easiest for your child to learn new skills.

Does My Child Have a Development Delay?

All children grow up and learn at different rates and some take longer than others to learn to move, talk, interact and gain independence. If you have noticed that your child is finding it tough to keep up with others their age, they could be experiencing a developmental delay.

What about the NDIS?

The NDIS’ Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach (ECEI) is now being rolled out with the NDIS in Queensland. Under the NDIS, families can choose who delivers their early intervention support, as well as how they want the supports provided. Montrose is ready to provide those supports as the NDIS rolls out across the state.

Other Funding Options

You don’t have to wait for the NDIS to give us a call though. We offer a variety of payment options and can accept children with Better Start or Helping Children with Autism funding. Montrose also has HiCAPS for private health insurance claims. Please call us if you would like to discuss funding options that may be available for you.

Therapy in Schools

Non School Organisation (NSO) Program

We provide support in schools for students with a disability through the Department of Education and Training Non School Organisations (NSO) Program.

The NSO Program provides a financial contribution to eligible organisations across Queensland (including Montrose) to assist in providing educational support services, specialised equipment and resources so that eligible students with disability can participate in school life, access the curriculum and achieve learning outcomes.

The NSO funding that we receive aims to support collaboration between schools and therapists to achieve optimal educational outcomes for students.

Funded supports include physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech language pathology.

Types of Support Include:

  • Attendance at meetings to discuss the student’s goals and needs
  • Training for staff around the student’s condition and management
  • Advice around physical access to the school  and classroom environment
  • Assessment and reports
  • Development of therapy programs to be implemented by school staff (communication, language, literacy, fine & gross motor development)
  • Advice around equipment needs and manual handling
  • Advice around program adjustments to assist the student to participate in the curriculum

Extra Support

NSO funding by itself may be insufficient to provide the required level of support to a given student. In these cases, further support is able to be purchased from Montrose on a fee-for-service basis.

Alternatively, some students may have access to funding such as the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) or the Department of Communities, Child Safety, and Disability Services. As well as additional therapy support, psychology and social work services may also be purchased for cognitive assessments and advice, mediation, counselling and behaviour management.

Referrals

Referrals can be made for students with a verified disability who require significant levels of educational adjustments. A referral must be made by the child’s school with the consent of the parent or caregiver.

Download our NSO School Therapy Referral Form by clicking the button below or call us on 1800 193 362 for more information. Alternatively, send us an email here.

More Information

You can find out more about the NSO Program by clicking the button below.

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Can We Help?

Talk to one of our friendly support staff on:

1800 193 362

Or visit one of our Queensland support centres

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