Bright Start Early Intervention

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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.

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Speech Pathology

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

Our Speech Pathologists assess, diagnose and manage 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.

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Occupational Therapy

The primary goal of occupational therapy is to enable people to participate fully in meaningful activities of everyday life.

Paediatric Occupational Therapists help children develop skills in the areas of self-care, school and play. These are seen as a child’s main areas of occupation. Paediatric occupational therapists can help children with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills.

Talk to us about your child’s postural control, fine motor, dressing, teeth brushing, sleep, toileting, play, social participation, handwriting or sensory processing difficulties.

Our comprehensive assessment and reporting process ensures that the most appropriate, individualised therapy program is developed for your child.

By supporting children and enabling them to achieve their maximum potential, Paediatric Occupational Therapists indirectly work on developing confidence, self-esteem, social skills and general wellbeing.

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Psychology

Assessment

Our psychologists administer 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

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.

Individual and group sessions are offered to children and adolescents experiencing difficulty with anxiety. Our sessions are based on Macquarie Universities ‘Cool Kids’ program which has been successfully used in clinics and schools for over a decade and has achieved international recognition.

The ‘Cool Kids’ program is a structured, skills based program that teaches children and parents how to better manage their child's anxiety. Topics covered in the program 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 skillsBuilding assertiveness and dealing with teasing

The ‘Cool Kids’ program is run in small groups of similarly aged children and adolescents. Modifications to the program can be made to suit children with high functioning autism or Aspergers Syndrome. Medicare rebates may be available for eligible families.

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Specialised Family Day

Bright Start Specialised Family Day Care offers a safe, nurturing and educational space for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with additional support needs. Operating for many years, our centre provides a range of therapies for children and families, and the specialised day care centre is a dedicated Centre for children on the Sunshine Coast that combines day care with intensive one-to-one early intervention therapy.

Our specialised team includes a psychologist; speech pathologist, occupational therapist, board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA), early childhood educators and trained therapy assistants. Passionate about the work they do with children and families, our greatest pleasure is witnessing the difference our unique approach makes to, not only the child, but the whole family.

What does a day at the Bright Start Specialised Family Day Care Centre look like?

Each day includes two dedicated one-on-one therapy sessions with your child plus two therapy focused small groups workshops, and time for playing. Combining the fundamental principles of education and applied therapy with fun, we provide a creative and structured learning environment. In doing so, skill development and behaviour change are broken into small steps, which are easier to learn. Praised and rewarded as your child learns, any challenging behaviour is addressed educationally.

At Bright Start your child can enjoy an inclusive natural and flexible learning environment in a ‘home’ setting.

The specialised Family Day Care Centre is open from 8 am to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

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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.

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After School Care

Bright Start Specialised Outside School Hours Care offers a safe, nurturing and educational space for children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and children with additional support needs in between their school hours and home time. Operating for many years, our centre provides a range of therapies for children and families, and the specialised centre is a dedicated centre for children on the Sunshine Coast that combines outside school hour care with intensive one-to-one early intervention therapy.

Our specialised team includes a psychologist; speech pathologist, occupational therapist, board certified behaviour analyst (BCBA), early childhood educators and trained therapy assistants. Passionate about the work they do with children and families, our greatest pleasure is witnessing the difference our unique approach makes to, not only the child, but the whole family.

What does outside school hours care at the Bright Start Specialised Outside School Hours Care Centre look like?

As part of the outside school hours care, one dedicated one-on-one therapy session is held with your child plus a small group workshop and plenty of time for playing. Combining the fundamental principles of education and applied therapy with fun, we provide a creative and structured learning environment. In doing so, skill development and behaviour change are broken into small steps, which are easier to learn. Praised and rewarded as your child learns, any challenging behaviour is addressed educationally. At Bright Start your child can enjoy an inclusive natural and flexible learning environment in a ‘home’ setting.

The specialised Outside School Care is available from the time we collect your child from school (3pm) to 6 pm, Monday to Friday.

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Our therapists are committed to professional development and using evidence based practices to maximise each child’s development in a fun, nurturing environment.

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

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A COLLABORATIVE PARTNERSHIP WITH FAMILIES

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

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    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

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