The early years (0-6 yrs)

If you are concerned about your child’s development or your child has been diagnosed with a disability and you don’t know what to do next, we can help you. Contact us to discuss the unique needs of your child and how you can access Early Childhood Intervention services that will give your child the opportunity to learn and practice new skills.

Muddy Puddles is a registered NDIS provider.
Talk to us about your funding options and to find out if you are eligible for subsidies.
Programs and services for the early years

Jump-in

Early intervention group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When: Mondays 9.30am - 11.15am

Where: Muddy Puddles

Who: 3-5 year olds

Commencing: 21 October 2019

Jump In is an early intervention group for children aged 3-5 years with a developmental delay or disability. Our team of skilled early childhood educators and early intervention therapists support your child’s learning and development through a play based program, in a safe, fun, and nurturing environment.  Jump In provides an opportunity for your child to develop play and social skills, language and communication, gross and fine motor skills, thinking skills and sensory processing.  We work closely with parents and caregivers to develop individual goals for the child, as well as provide information and support to families regarding their child’s development.

Music therapy group

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

When: Mondays, from 2.00pm 

Where: Muddy Puddles

Who: 0-3 year olds and parents/carers

Term commences: 21 October 2019

The Songbirds 8-week program for families with children 0-3 yrs provides an introduction to the use of music to support child development and enhance the parent-child relationship.  Songs, musical games and dances are used to demonstrate how music can be an effective intervention for developing social and communication skills, fine and gross motor skills and self-regulation.
Discussion points will be based around the benefits of using music at home, and provide an opportunity for families to share their experiences.

Behaviour specialist

Kerry Patterson

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

 

Specialising in strategies for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and their families, Kerry Patterson offers practical advice to assist people with ASD to enjoy independent, fulfilling and happy lives. Kerry has worked for over 13 years, both in Australia and internationally, educating people about ASD to empower them to provide positive support to those with ASD.

Occupational therapist

Heidi Hanes & Christine Martin

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

Occupational Therapists work with children to enable them to develop the skills they need for independence in play, self-care, learning, and socialising with others.  At Muddy Puddles, our occupational therapist can provide assessment and intervention for children who encounter challenges with play and social skills, attention and concentration, self-care ability, visual perceptual skills, and sensory processing abilities. We do this through fun, play based activities that focus on the goals of the child and their family.

Psychologist

Lisa Cassar

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

Lisa Cassar is a registered psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working with children, adolescents and their families.  Lisa enjoys taking a team-based approach with families, schools and other supports and is passionate about helping children and families feel supported and empowered through learning new skills for life.

Speech & language therapy

Louise Walker & Jessica Williams

Cost: Refer to Fee Schedule

Who: All ages

At Muddy Puddles our speech pathologists will work with you and your child to identify communication issues and provide the necessary strategies to develop their speech and language skills.

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