Quality of care report 2012/13

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Early Childhood Intervention / Primary

The GV Health Early Childhood Intervention Service was successful in gaining 10 extra places  this year and is now able to assist more children up to six years of age who have disabilities and development delays. Previously, services were able to be provided to 29.5 children at a time. Now, the service has expanded to assist 39.5 children at a time.

The service provides a team that includes physiotherapy, speech therapy and an early education specialist for children aged up to six years of age.

An Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (ATSI) Key Worker works alongside local ATSI services and kindergartens to help in the identification and referral of ATSI children with a disability or developmental delay.

GV Health works in collaboration with other early childhood intervention services, such as SCOPE, Noah’s Ark and the Department of Early Childhood Development, to facilitate best practice for children in the Hume region.

Access to the Early Childhood Intervention Service is through the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Central Intake and Early Support Service. Please call 1800 627 391 for more information.