Bright Start Early Intervention

WHERE CHILDREN SHINE.

REACH OUT TODAY
Bright Start Early Intervention - our services

OUR SERVICES

We provide quality services from highly trained professionals.

We take a holistic approach and include allied health and education professionals from a number of disciplines to ensure that all aspects of a child’s development are considered.

We embrace the uniqueness of each child and take a strengths based approach to therapy.

Bright Start Early Intervention - occupational therapy

Early Learning Centre

We believe the importance of providing a space that allows children time to wander and wonder, be amazed, to be who they are, spaces to be alone, to be with others, to move freely, to be inspired and to learn. We offer a vast array of learning possibilities through indoor/outdoor natural environments. These spaces invite open ended interactions, explorations and a connection with nature.

We support active learning and encourage hands on investigation. We promote that ‘Play’ is the key way that children learn and develop and believe that ‘Play’ is the most natural teacher of all.

All children and families and community members are treated with respect, consideration and care and accepted for who they are.

We seek to promote practices of sustainability.

We honour the idea of custodianship and encourage children to take care of the natural world- its plants and animals, and grow an awareness of the interconnectedness of the living environment and its people both past and present.

We support and encourage kindness toward others through building a community who share a sense of responsibility toward each other. As educators we model inclusiveness and allow children time and space to feel respected, safe and accepted within the Bright Start community.

We understand and respect that all children grow and learn at different capacities and through different learning styles. We believe that each person is unique and we are respectful of the voice that children have. We respect that children are individuals and that they have amazing ideas and thoughts.

Bright Start Early Intervention - behaviour therapy

Social Skills Groups

Early Learning Groups

  • Each day at the centre, our therapy assistants and qualified Early Childhood Educators facilitate two specialised small group workshops.
  • These workshops allow children to practice therapy goals with peers and to participate in evidence-based program such as the PALS social skills program that teaches children about greeting others, listening, sharing, taking turns, dealing with feelings of fear, sadness and anger, and solving problems. Children also practise flexible thinking & work on school readiness.
  • Our play and learning workshops have been created around the early years learning curriculum and the education framework.
  • We have a strong emphasis on play-based learning and we recognise the importance of communication and language (including early literacy and numeracy) and social and emotional development.

Social skills group for children 6+

  • Our social skills group runs fortnightly. The children participate in both physical and non-physical activities. Led by a behavioural psychologist who teaches how to interact appropriately with others; children practise leading and following, winning and losing, discussing feelings, problem solving and much more.

Drumbeat – school holiday social skills program

  • Evidence-based social and emotional learning program, incorporating hand-drumming. The program focuses on social connection through teamwork and is proven to build resilience, showing measurable changes in social behaviour. The program focuses on communication and will assist your child with managing emotions, team work, identity, values and peer pressure. Children work as a team to set and enforce group boundaries, discuss social issues through rhythm analogies and prepare to perform as a group.
Bright Start Early Intervention - psychology

Psychology

Our psychologist can help your child navigate through the complex world of emotions and social communication. The pre-school years are the perfect time to develop resilience skills and to learn strategies to manage or prevent anxiety disorders. Our aim is to work with your child to help their mental, emotional and social development skills.

Assessment

Our psychologist administers a range of assessments suitable for young children and adolescents. Cognitive assessment (IQ), adaptive behaviour scales, anxiety scales and sensory profiles are just a few of the tools that may be utilised to inform therapy or to meet the requirements for school entry.

Emotional regulation / Social emotional awareness

Emotional difficulties faced by many children stem from a lack of emotion regulation strategies. The good news is that coping mechanisms can be learned, enabling the child to manage overwhelming or painful emotions in a healthy manner.

Anxiety

Individual and group sessions are offered to children and adolescents experiencing difficulty with anxiety. Children and parents are taught strategies that help better manage their child’s anxiety. Topics covered in the sessions include:

  • Learning about feelings and anxiety
  • Detective thinking and learning to think more realistically
  • Ways that parents can help
  • Fighting fear by facing fear

Problem solving, skills building assertiveness and dealing with teasing.

  • Behavioural Therapy

Bright Start Early Intervention creates individualised programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) our programs address essential learning areas including:

  • Communication and language
  • Social skills
  • Play
  • Self-help/Daily living skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Behaviour management
  • School readiness

Our programs are home or centre based and focus on creating a fun learning environment that maximises natural learning opportunities.

Talk to us about your child’s behavioural challenges, flexible thinking, self-regulation, fine & gross motor, play, social participation, or sensory processing difficulties.

Bright Start Early Intervention - speech pathology

Speech Pathology

If you suspect your child needs some help in reaching their early communication milestones, our Speech Pathologist can provide you with advice and services to help your child reach their full potential.

Our Speech Pathologist assesses, diagnoses and manages speech, language, literacy, voice, fluency and swallowing difficulties in children and adolescents.

A speech and language assessment will clearly identify your child’s communication strengths and challenges, providing a detailed evaluation of your child’s communication skills. A full individualised therapy plan can then be developed to address these areas of difficulty to help your child reach their full communication potential.

We are committed to helping your child navigate the world of communication.

Bright Start Early Intervention - applied behaviour analysis

Behaviour Therapy

Bright Start Early Intervention creates individualised programs for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Based on the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) our programs address essential learning areas including:

  • Communication and language
  • Social skills
  • Play
  • Self help/Daily living skills
  • Cognitive development
  • Fine and gross motor skills
  • Behaviour management
  • School readiness

Our programs are home or centre based and focus on creating a fun learning environment that maximises natural learning opportunities.

With our broad range of group programs and workshops, whatever your needs, we’ve got it covered.

Bright Start Early Intervention - collaboration

A COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES

Working together with families, using active communication and consultation, to achieve quality outcomes for children.

REACH OUT

We would love to hear from you!

Reach out to our dedicated team to discuss how we can be of assistance to you and your family.

[contact-form-7 id="20"]

Bright Start Early Learning Centre

Combining day care and early intervention therapy for children with diverse needs including developmental disabilities and autism spectrum disorder.

84 Tallow Wood Drive Kuluin 4558

ENQUIRE TODAY