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Professional Development Services in Longwarry

Connecting Dots for Kids also offers a range of services to early childhood professionals, educational settings, and groups. These may include:

Developmental screenings at early childhood centres, kindergartens, or schools

Screening assessments help identify children who have or are at risk of delays/disorders in communication. They provide an economical checkpoint to identify if children are demonstrating the skills expected for their age. They can help open conversations between educators and families about concerns they may have about communication development, or lay to rest niggling concerns and answer questions in other instances.

Information sessions for parent groups

A significant role for all of our clinicians is helping parents understand and support their child’s communication needs. While this can often be done in child’s individual sessions, more general information, or gatherings with other parents are also beneficial. We can provide parent information on many topics including:

  • how to access funding to support your child’s therapy needs,
  • promoting literacy for preschoolers,
  • helping toddlers learn more words and combine them,
  • helping your child learn to read,
  • key word sign and gesture
  • introduction to autism,
  • visual strategies to support home routines,
  • speech sounds disorders in children – how parents can help,
  • supporting social skill development

Connecting Dots for Kids also offers a range of services to early childhood professionals, educational settings, and groups.

Professional Development sessions and conference presentations

Our clinicians are eager to help educators and other professionals to support children with differing communication needs. In addition to a calendar of professional development topics hosted at our clinic, we can customise training to your organisation. Popular topics for training include:

  • Key Word Signing
  • Cued articulation
  • Visual strategies for the classroom
  • Implementing multimodal communication at school
  • Phonological awareness
  • Communication support for children with autism

Interested in working with Connecting Dots?

We are here to help! In order for us to provide the most suitable service and practitioner for you child, simply request a call from us and we will be in touch asap.

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