General Child Services

Early Childhood Intervention


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About Us

The first five years of your child’s life are critical in laying the foundations for all areas of learning and development. Introducing carefully designed activities and learning experiences at this time of rapid brain development helps children to form new neural pathways much more readily.

Our early intervention program makes the most of this critical period, helping young children to reach their full potential.

The Cerebral Palsy Alliance is a trusted and experienced early childhood intervention service for babies and children diagnosed with cerebral palsy, autism, muscular dystrophies, development delay, spinal injury and moderate intellectual disability.

Unique to our program is a holistic approach, bringing together group learning and individualised therapies, always delivered by an experienced and dedicated team.

Parent support and coaching is a key element of the program, giving you the skills and confidence to continue the learning experience at home.

We will work with you to develop the best combination of therapies and groups to meet your child’s personal goals. Based on the latest cutting edge evidence, our early intervention program is designed to help your child:

  • Develop new skills and build upon existing skills
  • Complete daily tasks by modifying the task or environment
  • Prevent secondary impairments from occurring.

Our highly skilled and dedicated staff work closely together, tracking and sharing information to ensure your child’s unique development goals are carried over into group sessions.

With CPA you have unrivalled access to physiotherapistsoccupational therapistsspeech pathologistsearly special educators, therapy and allied health assistants, and social workers.

Our small early learning groups are delivered in ability and age appropriate weekly 2 hour sessions. Groups are designed to maximise your child’s abilities across 5 key areas:

  • Understanding and communicating messages
  • Thinking, learning and solving problems
  • Self-help skills e.g eating and dressing
  • Social and emotional development
  • Movement and mobility.

Our specialised therapies are offered in an environment that works best for your child. This means therapy can be at home, at preschool, in your community or at one of our centres.

Quick Facts About The Region

Cerebral Palsy Alliance is located in the suburbs of Belconnen and Scullin, the council of Canberra and the federal electorate of Fenner.