Early intervention therapies
Research shows that intense therapy (this can be a combination of physiotherapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy) during these important early years can make a very positive difference in the lives of children with disabilities. Early intervention is important to unlocking the full potential of your child and helping them to be more independent.
The first step
When you’re ready to reach out, we will provide advice and support to help you understand the diagnosis and potential funding options.
We are also a listening ear and will step you through the process of understanding how we can work together to provide early intervention services to help give your child the best start in life.
Book an appointment
We will set up an initial appointment with you to discuss how to start the journey towards providing the best support for your child and your family. This can be over the phone or in person.
You'll meet our social workers who can help you to understand your child’s diagnosis and support services available to you, and our therapists who can outline practical ways to support your child’s disability and increase their independence. We then work with you to set individual goals in a targeted early intervention therapy program.
We will work with you to help reach those goals in your family plan and modify them along the way.
Whether it’s providing opportunities for you to link in with other families in a situation like yours, or finding a local support groups for to join – we are here for you and our therapists and social workers are your go-to team.
Just Diagnosed - FAQs
What are early intervention therapies?
Early intervention therapies offer specialised support for children with disability, developmental delay and other additional needs.
These therapies include physiotherapy, occupational therapy, speech and language pathology, and social work, and help children to learn self-care skills, play skills, and fine and gross motor skills, so they can reach their full potential.
How does CPL support parents of children with disabilities?
If your child has an NDIS Plan, these services sit under "Improved Daily Living Skills". If not, CPL can support you through the NDIA's Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) approach which is available to all children aged under seven with a developmental delay or disability.
We can also help to support you at this time through services like social work, support at home, short-term care (respite), and our My Time support group. Find out more information here: cpl.org.au/disability-services/parents-and-carers
How do I know CPL is the right provider for my child?
We have been supporting people with disabilities for over 70 years, and our organisation was founded by parents just like you who simply wanted the best for their kids. You can trust us to provide high quality support at every stage of your child's journey.