Early Childhood

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The early childhood years are crucial to your child’s development and future. We work with young children who have difficulties with communication, interaction with others, motor skills, behaviour and learning as well as those with developmental delay who are not reaching key milestones from an early age. We offer a full range of specialist early childhood services in a one-stop-shop model of care to families through a transdisciplinary team including psychologists, special educators and therapists. Our early childhood services include:

Assessments:

If you feel like your child is experiencing difficulties or not developing typically, a comprehensive assessment is an important first step in helping them. The assessment will identify the child’s learning strengths and needs, their preferred learning style, appropriate intervention and useful strategies for the home and early learning environment. We offer a range of assessments during the early childhood years including cognitive, speech, occupational therapy, behavioural and autism.  Read more >

Occupational Therapy:

Occupational Therapy helps children become independent by reviewing their play, feeding, dressing, toileting, bathing and hand skills. We also look at the child’s coordination, posture and sensory processing. The aim is to help your child participate fully in the things they do every day and to involve parents in learning about the development of their child.  Read more >

Speech Therapy:

Speech Therapy can help in the early childhood years with issues concerning eating, drinking, speech, language and listening skills and social interaction. When a child has a delay in development, speech and language are frequently affected. A speech pathologist is often a key team member working with that child and their family. Even before talking starts, speech pathologists look at how a child communicates, and, together with the family, explores way to make communicating enjoyable and rewarding.  Read more >

Psychological Therapy:

Psychological Therapy provides evidence-based interventions for children and families facing social, emotional and behavioural issues. Learning Links’ professionals offer individual sessions in our centres or online and also run a range of group social skills programs and school holiday programs. Read more >

Preschool:

Learning Links runs an ‘Excellent’ rated community preschool in Peakhurst in Sydney’s South. It is a unique inclusive program where children of all abilities participate in the same routines and play experiences. Our transdisciplinary team of educators, speech therapists and occupational therapists recognise children as distinct individuals with unique strengths, interests and needs.  Read more >

Prep for Preschool:

Prep for Preschool is an early intervention playgroup that offers a relaxed, safe and engaging environment where play activities are tailored to enhance the development of your child. Our professional and experienced Early Childhood Educators and Therapists provide developmental information and guided support to help your child communicate, learn and play – in preparation for a smooth transition to preschool. Read more >

HIPPY (Home Interaction Program for Parents and Youngsters):

Learning Links is a HIPPY partner, running the program in Riverwood and Cabramatta in Sydney. HIPPY is a free two-year, home-based early learning and parent program for families with young children. It empowers parents to become their preschool aged child’s first teachers – to provide tailored learning opportunities and support literacy, numeracy, language and physical skills in the lead up to school. Read more >