Early Childhood Early Intervention
ECEI (Early Childhood Early Intervention) services are a vital resource for families with children under seven years old who have a disability, developmental delay, or autism. Our individualized programs are designed to provide children with the support they need to develop and grow to their fullest potential, while also supporting families with resources and guidance.
Our experienced team of professionals works closely with families to create a customized program that meets the unique needs of each child. We understand that every child is different, and our programs are tailored to ensure that every child receives the specific supports they need to thrive.
At PHASE, we believe in the importance of early intervention and its ability to positively impact a child’s future. That’s why we offer a comprehensive range of services to support children and their families, including speech therapy, occupational therapy, and behaviour support.
We understand that having a child with a disability can be challenging for families, which is why our services extend beyond the child to also support families. We offer guidance, resources, and support to help families navigate the challenges they may face, so they can focus on supporting their child’s growth and development.
If you have a child under seven years old with a disability, developmental delay, or autism, and would like to learn more about how our ECEI services can support your family, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
An Exceptional ECEI Service should provide:
- Personalized Approach: The service should consider and respect your family’s unique needs and circumstances when making decisions about your child’s learning and development.
- Family Support: The service should help you and your family develop skills and strategies to support your child. This should include regular communication with you to ensure you are up-to-date with your child’s progress and any changes to the program.
- Inclusion: The service should support your child to take part in and learn through everyday activities in familiar places, such as home or childcare settings.
- Collaboration: The service should ensure that everyone involved in your child’s care is working together in your child’s best interests. This should include coordination with other healthcare professionals or educators who may be involved in your child’s care.
At PHASE, we provide an exceptional ECEI service that prioritizes these key aspects to ensure that your child’s development and well-being are at the forefront of everything we do. Our team of highly skilled professionals is dedicated to providing the best possible support and guidance to your family, ensuring that your child has access to the resources and strategies they need to thrive.
High-quality ECEI services recognize that parents, carers, and informal supports are the primary caregivers for their children with disabilities. As such, ECEI services must tailor their approach to meet the unique needs and circumstances of each family.
Here are some of the ways that high-quality ECEI services work to support families:
- Building therapy suggestions around the activities that the child and family already enjoy: ECEI professionals take the time to learn about the child’s interests and routines, so they can incorporate therapy activities into activities that the family is already doing.
- Meeting the needs of all family members: ECEI services take a family-centered approach, which means they consider the needs and interests of all family members, not just the child with a disability. This approach ensures that the whole family feels supported and included.
- Making therapy appointments at times and in places that work for the family: ECEI services understand that families have busy schedules, so they make an effort to schedule therapy appointments at times and locations that are convenient for the family.
- Working closely with the child’s school and early childhood teachers: ECEI services collaborate with the child’s educators to ensure that they have a complete understanding of the child’s needs and are able to support their learning and development.
- Checking in regularly and adjusting the approach as needed: ECEI services regularly check in with families to ensure that their approach is working well and make adjustments as needed.
High-quality ECEI services respect family diversity and appreciate that every family is unique. They understand that families come from different cultural and religious backgrounds and may have different parenting arrangements, gender identities, and circumstances. High-quality ECEI services ensure that they provide culturally sensitive and inclusive services that meet the unique needs of each family.