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Early Childhood Intervention

Does your child have a learning disability or developmental delay?

We believe that every child should have access to flexible, responsive services.

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) – previously known as BIG Steps at DPV Health, is Victorian Government funding for children with developmental delay or disability and their families, from birth up until they start school. Funding for Victorian ECIS has transitioned to the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

Early Childhood Learning Services at DPV Health offers specialist early childhood intervention supports and services for babies and young children with a disability or development delays.

The approach we use aims to:

  • We empower families through timely support and skill-sharing.
  • We help to build you and your child’s confidence and capacity, providing an enabling-approach and inclusive response.
  • We focus on individual support for your child and family, utilising your child’s own strengths together with thoroughly researched evidence-based practices. We exercise cultural competence and embrace diversity.

What we do

  • Evidence-based, early interventions delivered by a transdisciplinary team of allied health and education professionals
  • Speech pathology, occupational therapy, psychology, physiotherapy and specialist education for children up to 12 years old
  • Short-term goal focused groups
  • Developmental assessment clinic
  • Peer support for parents and carers.

 

How it works

Key workers do home visits to help build your child’s daily living skills. They give you the information, resources and support that you need to help your child learn, develop and reach their goals.

Key workers can also visit in a chosen community location or at Primary School, child care, preschool, kindergarten and before or after school care.

Our services can include:

  • Specialised small groups at our centre
  • Individual sessions at our centres
  • Home visits
  • Childcare and kinder visits
  • School transition support
  • Parent education on topics such as autism, behaviour, communication and toileting

ECIS to NDIS

If your child currently receives ECIS funding, there is a good chance they will meet NDIS requirements for eligibility.

However, not all children who receive ECIS will transition to the NDIS automatically – a child could be deemed ineligible for a number of reasons. Please visit the NDIS website for more information on NDIS eligibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Children with development delay:
    This is when a young child is not achieving new skills within the expected age range.
  • Children with a disability:
    This is a physical, sensory, intellectual, communication or range of behavioural traits which affect development.

For current fee structure, please see here.

 

Referrals can be received from GPs, paediatricians, specialists, Maternal and Child Health Nurse or other health professional, educators, schools, carers or family members.

Eligibility criteria and service limits apply for services. For more information please contact us on 1300 234 263.

Do you have any more questions?

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Book now & let us help you!

Call us on 1300 234 263 and we can provide you with further information, answer any of your questions and customise a plan to suit your needs. DPV Health has extensive experience in providing quality Early Childhood Intervention Services, with national accreditation which meets all required standards to deliver evidence based outcomes.

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Audiology - Broadmeadows Hospital 35 Johnstone Street
Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Broadmeadows BIG Steps | Early Childhood Intervention Services 1 Sorrento Street
Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Broadmeadows Dental Practice 42-48 Coleraine Street
Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Broadmeadows Medical and Dental Centre 42-48 Coleraine Street
Broadmeadows VIC 3047, Australia
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Caroline Springs BIG Steps | Early Childhood Intervention Services 1 Darebin Place
Caroline Springs, 3023
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Craigieburn Dental Practice 55 Craigieburn Rd
Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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Disability Services 31A Morang Drive
Mill Park VIC 3082, Australia
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DPV Health Craigieburn 55 Craigieburn Rd
Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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DPV Health Epping (Northern Hospital site) 187 Cooper St
Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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DPV Health Hume Services Intake 55 Craigieburn Rd
Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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DPV Health Meadow Heights 21-27 Hudson Circuit
Meadow Heights VIC 3048, Australia
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DPV Health Whittlesea Services Intake 187 Cooper St
Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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DPV Health Whittlesea Township 40-42 Walnut Street
Whittlesea VIC 3757, Australia
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Epping Dental & Allied Health Services 187 Cooper St
Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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South Morang VIC 3752, Australia
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Graystone Site 2 Graystone Ct
Epping VIC 3076, Australia
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Mill Park Medical Centre 20 Civic Drive
Mill Park VIC 3082, Australia
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Newbold House 6 Newbold Avenue
Craigieburn VIC 3064, Australia
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Roxburgh Park BIG Steps | Early Childhood Intervention Services 12-14 Bluebird Way
Roxburgh Park VIC 3064, Australia
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