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At Salveo Independence, we provide personalised early childhood intervention services designed to foster the growth and development of young children experiencing developmental delays or disabilities. Our evidence-based programs are tailored to meet your child's unique needs and empower families with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed.

Unlock Your Child's Potential With Early Childhood Intervention Support

What is Early Childhood Intervention?

Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a specialised support system provided to young children who need additional assistance early in their life. These supports are designed to enhance their skills and enable them to participate in everyday activities.

The Salveo Independence Difference

ECI equips parents, caregivers, and families with the necessary knowledge, skills, and specialist supports to meet their child’s developmental needs, contribute to their growth, and actively engage in family and community life.

Take the First Step Towards a Brighter Future

Don't wait any longer to give your child the support they need. Contact Salveo Independence today and let our experienced team guide you through the transformative journey of early childhood intervention.


Together, we can unlock your child's potential and pave the way for a brighter future.

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Personalised Approach: Each of our clients is unique, and so is our approach. We tailor our therapies to meet your specific needs and goals.

Experienced Team: Our therapists are highly skilled and experienced in working with a range of conditions and communication challenges.

Collaborative Partnership: We believe in working closely with families, empowering them to actively participate in their child's progress and fostering a strong partnership throughout the journey.

NDIS Provider: As a registered NDIS provider, our services are accessible and affordable.
Commitment to Excellence: We are committed to delivering the highest standard of care and helping our clients achieve their communication goals.

Overcoming Challenges in Early Childhood Development

When considering NDIS functional capacity assessments, it is essential to understand the tradeoffs and challenges involved in balancing different factors. Here are some key considerations:

Validity and Reliability:

Reliable assessment tools ensure accurate results, while valid tools measure what they intend to assess. Achieving a balance between reliability and validity can be challenging, but it is crucial to obtain a comprehensive understanding of your child's abilities.

Child-Centered Approach:

A child-centered approach prioritises your child's unique needs, preferences, and strengths. However, balancing individualisation with standardised assessment procedures can be complex, as it requires personalisation while maintaining consistency.

Collaboration and Communication:

Effective communication and collaboration between professionals, families, and the child are vital for accurate assessments. It is essential to foster a supportive environment where everyone's insights are valued.


Early intervention is critical for maximising your child's developmental potential. However, there may be challenges in conducting assessments promptly due to various factors, such as availability of professionals and scheduling constraints.

  • It is recommended to seek early childhood intervention as soon as you notice any developmental delays or concerns. The earlier the intervention, the better the outcomes for your child.

  • Early childhood intervention and an NDIS plan can work together to support your child's needs. Early childhood intervention focuses on early support and building foundational skills, while an NDIS plan can provide ongoing assistance as your child grows.

  • Our sessions are designed to be interactive and engaging for your child. Our team of professionals will work closely with you to create a personalized plan and implement evidence-based strategies to support your child's development.

  • The best age for early intervention can vary depending on the specific needs of the child. However, it is generally recognised that early intervention services are most effective when initiated as early as possible. The earlier the intervention, the greater the potential for positive outcomes. Remember, every child is unique, and their developmental timeline may differ. Therefore, it is essential to consult with early intervention specialists or healthcare professionals who can provide personalised guidance based on your child's specific circumstances.

  • The coverage for early childhood intervention services may vary depending on your insurance provider. We recommend checking with your insurance company to understand the extent of coverage.

NDIS Early Childhood Intervention Frequently Asked Questions

5 Signs Your Child May Need Early Intervention

Remember, every child develops at their own pace, and it's normal for them to progress at different rates. However, if you have concerns about your child's development or notice multiple signs mentioned above, it is advisable to consult with professionals specialising in early childhood intervention. They can assess your child's needs and provide appropriate guidance and support to address any potential challenges.

If you notice that your child is significantly behind in reaching developmental milestones, such as sitting up, crawling, walking, talking, or interacting with others, it could be an indicator that early intervention is needed. Pay attention to any delays in areas of physical, cognitive, communication, social, or emotional development.

Developmental Delays

Difficulty with speech and language skills can be an early sign that your child may benefit from early intervention. This includes struggles with babbling, making sounds, understanding or using words, or expressing their needs effectively. Persistent speech and language challenges may indicate a need for targeted support.

Speech and Language Difficulties

Children who have difficulties engaging with others, making eye contact, taking turns, or initiating social interactions might require early intervention. If your child displays repetitive behaviors, has difficulty adapting to changes, or struggles with social skills, seeking early intervention services can provide strategies to address these challenges.

Behavior and Social Interaction Issues

Trouble with fine motor skills (e.g., grasping objects, holding utensils) or gross motor skills (e.g., sitting, standing, walking, running) may suggest a need for early intervention. Persistent difficulties in coordination, balance, or overall motor development can benefit from targeted interventions and therapies.

Motor Skill Delays

Children who exhibit strong reactions or sensitivities to sensory input (e.g., light, sound, touch) may benefit from early intervention. This includes extreme aversions or seeking certain sensory experiences beyond what is considered typical. Addressing sensory processing challenges can support a child's overall development and daily functioning.

Sensory Processing Issues

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