How we work

We believe all children and young people should be given the opportunities to reach their unique potential. We help clients identify their goals and provide programs and services to help them achieve those goals.

At Muddy Puddles we take a targeted approach to intervention where we work on the most important goal first that will have the biggest impact on function and is likely to help with the other identified needs. We have an assessment process to accurately determine how best to provide intervention so that it provides maximum effect. Using a block or 'episode' of service we schedule a review meeting to check that the intervention is achieving outcomes and is working for the client and family. This allows us to make any changes or tweaks to the intervention to ensure we are being effective. As we achieve the original goal we look at the next steps and the next set of concerns.

Our team of professionals are equipped to work with children and young people of all ages and abilities. Whether your child has a diagnosis or not, we can help find the path that suits them. We like to work with the significant people in our client's life – parents/guardians, extended family, health and education professionals, other service providers – to maximise learning and development opportunities and to foster an environment where clients are supported and encouraged to participate fully in the community.

For parents

As a parent/guardian of a child with disability you are often under a great deal of pressure. You may be concerned about your child's development, dealing with a new diagnosis, trying to figure out the best supports for your child, managing the transition to school or trying to navigate the NDIS. Muddy Puddles offers support and information to parents to guide you on your journey with your child. 

Our services
  • Intake, assessment and development of a Collaborative Service Plan

  • Support of a multi-functional, multi-disciplinary team

  • Individual consultations with allied health professionals

  • Capacity building group programs that focus on social connection and functional skills

  • Outreach programs in schools, pre-schools and other locations across the Eurobodalla Shire

  • Partnership programs with mainstream providers

  • Parent support groups

  • Practical information sessions and workshops for parents/guardians, educators, health professionals and the community

Our team

As a community-based organisation, we are always looking to partner with local providers to deliver high quality, outcomes-based programs and services. Our team offers expertise in:

  • education 

  • speech, language and communication

  • psychology

  • occupational therapy

  • physiotherapy

  • music therapy

  • behaviour support

  • drama therapy

Children and young people deserve to have the opportunities to grow and develop at each stage of their life. Our programs and services are designed to address individual needs from early childhood right through school and into young adulthood.

Who can benefit from our services
  • Children and young people up to the age of 24 years with a disability or developmental delay

  • Families

  • Health and education professionals

  • Mainstream service providers

  • The wider community