Early Links Supporting Inclusion

Early Intervention Specialist Teachers

Welcome to Early Links Early Intervention Specialist Teachers

Early intervention specialist teachers provide coaching and mentoring to families, teachers, health professionals and therapists to enhance their knowledge and skill set. Early intervention specialist teachers deliver integrated services that meet the holistic needs of children and families.
The main goal of early intervention specialist teaching is to support each child to meaningfully participate within their natural environments, including the family home, early childhood services, school and communities.

What does an early intervention specialist teacher do?

Early intervention specialist teachers work alongside the adults in a child’s life, such as parents, teachers, and health specialists, to better understand the child’s strengths and interests, behaviour, current presentation, and support needs.

Early intervention specialist teachers create opportunities to enhance development through play and help embed therapy into a child’s routines.

They build parental capacity through modelling and coaching and can assist with behaviour management support and the transition to centre and school-based learning.

Early intervention specialist teachers bring a broad understanding of child development to a transdisciplinary team. This knowledge and insight is essential when understanding age-appropriate milestones, assessing development and setting realistic goals.

The Early Intervention Specialist Teaching Team can provide other specialists with insight into the child’s development and target a holistic approach to therapy, which encompasses the child’s strengths and interests.

Early intervention specialist teachers “work with and through the Early Childhood staff to ensure that the early childhood environment provides children with the opportunities and experiences that will enable them to develop the functional skills to participate meaningfully in the same social and learning activities as the other children.” (Moore, 2012).

Who can our early intervention specialist teachers help?

Early intervention specialist teachers can assist children and families with concerns regarding delays in development or where there are diagnosed disabilities. Support is funded through a child’s NDIS plan.

    Our teachers work alongside families to implement a child’s NDIS plan. They provide information, skills and resources that are beneficial to support a child to develop their skills and participate in home, school, and community life.

    Our early intervention specialist teachers are highly qualified

    The early intervention specialist teachers at Early Links have extensive training and experience working with children with additional needs. Often navigating the NDIS and your child’s plan can be overwhelming – we are here to help.

    We deliver early childhood intervention services to children aged under seven years and their families using a key worker approach.

    Your family will have a key worker who provides therapy or coordinates and arranges support from other team members. Your key worker will be by your side, supporting you and other important people in your child’s life to build their confidence and skills.

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    Which areas do our early intervention specialist teachers cover?

    Aberdeen, Abermain, Bellbird, Beresfield, Bolwarra, Branxton, Cessnock, Chisholm, Cliftleigh, Dungog, East Maitland, Gillieston Heights, Greta, Heddon Greta, Hinton, Kurri Kurri, Laguna, Lochinvar, Lorn, Maitland, Morpeth, Muswellbrook, Paterson, Raworth, Raymond Terrace, Rothbury, Rutherford, Singleton, Stroud, Tarro, Telarah, Tenambit, Thornton, Vacy, Windella, Wollombi, Woodberry and more.

    Telehealth sessions are also an option if appropriate for the individual instead of face-to-face sessions.


    How do I start early intervention specialist teaching with Early Links?

      If you’re ready to get started or just want to find out more, you can use the form below to get in touch with us.

      We’ll be happy to answer any questions you have, explain what would be involved and tell you all about the support we can offer.

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        Frequently Asked Questions

        Is early intervention effective?

        Early intervention is effective in helping children make progress toward achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones. Early intervention empowers parents to support their child to reach their full potential.

        How does early intervention support families?

        Early intervention services can change a child’s developmental path and maximise outcomes for children, families, and communities. Early intervention teachers provide information, skills and resources that support a child to develop their skills and participate in home, school and community life.

        Is early intervention only for autism?

        Early intervention is specialised support for children with a developmental delay, disability, autism, or other additional needs. Early intervention is the best way to support children’s development.

        How can early intervention enhance children’s development?

        Early intervention helps enhance children’s development by providing parents with resources, support and information to help their children thrive.

        Can an early intervention specialist teacher diagnose?

        Early intervention specialist teachers are specialists in child development. They can identify developmental concerns and support a family to access relevant assessments as required to obtain diagnoses where appropriate.

        Can early intervention prevent autism?

        Autism is a lifelong disability that starts when a person is born and therefore is not preventable. Early intervention can, however, assist parents of children with autism to positively support and respond to their children’s behaviour and needs, and allow them to live the life they want.