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Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention™

Online Face-to-face

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Cost per person:

$242.00

Designed for:

  • Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) professionals
  • ECEI partners
  • Therapists
  • Family support workers
  • VITs

Duration:

Week one: read two articles and view short video footage followed by a series of three live 90 minute webinars 2 to 3 months later. Option of a follow up webinar.

Pre-requisites:

None

Course Overview

This course has been designed in Australia specifically for professionals who are working in ECI. It offers a unique opportunity to look at the current research in a small online group learning environment and reflect on the role of the Key Worker under the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS).

This course reflects the 4 quality areas of the ECIA National Best Practice guidelines.

VITs: This course can contribute towards the Victorian Institute of Teaching’s professional development requirements for working with children with disabilities as part of the Special Needs Plan.

Webinar limited to 15 people at a time. Cost per group is $2,640 including GST.

  • Understand the 4 quality areas of Best Practice underlying Early Childhood Intervention
  • Examine the role of the ECI professional in inclusive settings
  • Have an improved understanding of family experiences of raising a child with a disability
  • Gain an understanding of Family Centred and Strengths Based Practice
  • Understand the role of collaborative teamwork in ECI

Week one

Articles and short video footage sent to the group, and the participants asked to submit observations and questions

Week two

(webinars can be across one week, two weeks or three weeks)

Webinar One

Live webinar for up to 15 people will be conducted to discuss:

  • What is the purpose of the work we do? Exploring the core purpose of ECI
  • The research behind Best Practice in ECI and why we work in this model.
  • What does the role of a Transdisciplinary Key Worker look like? The role of the Transdisciplinary Key worker (or primary therapist)
  • Explaining the role to families
  • Opportunities for questions and reflections from the group

Webinar Two

Live webinar for the same group of 15 people will be conducted to discuss:

  • The Key Worker part of the role in more depth
  • Let us consider the word therapy in this world.
  • Routines based early childhood intervention
  • Early Engagement with families
  • Opportunities for questions and reflections from the group

Webinar Three

Live webinar for the same group of 15 people will be conducted to discuss:

  • Coaching as a methodology in ECI
  • Working as a collaborative team
  • Implementation plan
  • Opportunities for questions and reflections from the group

Two Months later

Webinar Four

Live webinar will be conducted to discuss:

  • Implementation, challenges, successes, and questions
  • Revisiting of any areas that require clarification
  • Opportunities for questions and reflections from the group

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