Early Childhood Supports:

These supports are classified under the Improved Living Skills Bundle. They include transdisciplinary early childhood intervention supports, therapy supports, specialised group early childhood interventions and Parent/Carer supports.

This package includes support by a ‘primary service provider’ from Firstchance who will be your main point of contact and service provision. They will also coordinate the involvement of other professionals in the team in your home and in your community as required.

Firstchance employs a team of highly trained professionals including: Psychologists, Specialist Educators, Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapist, Family Workers and Developmental Support Workers. You can choose to the combination of professionals to be involved in supporting your child based on individual need. The time and frequency of support your receive from the team is also flexible to suit the needs of your family.

A major benefit of the Transdisciplinary Early Childhood Interventions package is the flexibility of support available from a range of professionals.

As a long standing early childhood intervention provider in the Hunter, all Firstchance team members have extensive experience in working with children aged 0-9 years (paediatrics) and with working as part of a team to support families.

“Firstchance have provided my daughter & our family with continued support over the past 5 years. The staff are highly skilled & professional & have enabled my daughter to develop & grow into the amazing little person that she is. This has been done in a fun, playful & interactive way with ample education provided to me so as I can continue this support between appointments.”

Therapeutic Supports:

Don't need a whole team to support your child?

Are you looking for a particular therapist?

Do you just require an assessment? Or would you like only going therapy?

Then therapeutic supports may be suited for your child. You can purchase therapeutic supports as a stand alone item in your child's plan or under the Daily Living Skills bundle.

Therapeutic supports are designed to assist your child to gain skills and improve their independence in areas such as language and communication, sensory, mobility and movement, toileting, holding a pencil or knife and fork, getting dressed etc.

Therapeutic supports are available from our highly skilled allied health professionals including:

  • Psychology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiotherapy
  • Speech Pathology
  • Specialist Educator
  • Developmental Support Worker

All Firstchance therapy staff have experience in working with children with a disability or developmental concern.

Therapy and assessment sessions can take place in your home, in the community, at your child’s educational setting or at our service.

Where can I receive supports:

Firstchance can provide supports in the environment that suits your goals. These locations include but are not limited to:

  • Early Childhood Education Settings ie: Daycare, Preschool
  • School
  • In your home
  • At the park
  • Swimming lessons, etc.

We can support key stages in your child's life such as:

  • Self help skills such as: toilet training
  • Transition to to school
  • inclusion in group swimming lessons or community groups
  • Getting a haircut
  • Going to the dentist