Group learning is widely recognised to be crucial to every child’s successful development. Children typically make use of groups to practice their communication skills, make friends, observe their peers and learn by example. At Irabina we replicate the natural group learning environment, tailored to each individual’s needs, children are provided with every opportunity to succeed.
We leverage the power of physical and social environments to provide the child with multiple opportunities to learn in a naturalistic manner, while still maintaining the clinical overlay needed to ensure every child meets their individual goals.
This program can be funded privately or through NDIS.
The Early Intervention Groups are created for a range of ages and goals, using a consistent, structured framework based on The Creative Curriculum and the Social-Communication, Emotional Regulation, and Transactional Support (SCERTS) Model. Starting at two years old, each early intervention group advances on the previous one, providing a seamless transition between groups.
Children are able to learn at their own pace, progressing to the next level as goals are achieved and a solid foundation established.
Irabina pioneered group programs for children with autism in 1970. 50 years later, our groups remain a flagship program at Irabina, continually innovating and providing a unique learning environment. Building on leading research and our own experience over the past five decades, we have developed group programs proven to help equip children for the next stage in their lives.
Leveraging our trans-disciplinary team at Irabina, groups focus on all developmental skills, including:
The Groups are facilitated by fully qualified and experienced educators, psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and allied health assistants.
To make our early intervention group sessions even more accessible we’re happy to offer an extended program. Children may arrive early, before groups start, or stay back later, to provide children with additional time to practice their skills, assisting them in achieving their goals.
Call today to enquire, we are available Monday to Friday, 8:30AM to 5:00PM. Outside of these hours, please use the form below.
Please note that this program is currently only offered at our Bayswater and Bundoora centres.* Mandatory field