Early Childhood Huddles
The Early Childhood Huddle is a program for pre-school aged children (2-6 years old) that is run by a team of specialists – consisting of an Occupational Therapist, a Speech Pathologist and a Specialist Early Childhood Educator. The team works with you and your child individually as well as in a small group setting. The program is designed to combine individualised support for your child’s development with a small group setting to practice new skills and meet other families to form social connections and informal support structures.
The purposeof the Biala Early Childhood Huddle is to:
· Support yourchild’s development through a specialist, multidisciplinary approach
· Build your capacity to support your child’s development
· Foster social connections with other families
What isincluded in the Program?
The program runsfor 10 weeks per school term. Each term the huddle groups will have a focus ona different developmental area.
Weekly - 10 sessions per term
Individual sessionswith your Key Worker tailored to your child’s needs and the goals you set withyour keyworker. This could be an:
- Speech Pathologist or
- Specialist Early Childhood Educator
Sessions can beheld at Biala, at your home or in a community setting (such as childcare orkindergarten).
Fortnightly - 5sessions per term
a) Groupsessions (2 hours) on Fridays at Biala for the child and their parent/carer toattend with the Huddle team. We offer different Huddle groups for different agegroups and developmental stage.
b) Clinical reviewmeetings: The team of therapists meets fortnightly to review the participantsprogress and adapt the program to the child’s needs. Your Key Worker is yourmain contact and coordinator of supports in the Huddle.
End of Program -Summary report documenting your child’s progress against the Huddle outcomesand individual goals for your child, set together with your Key Worker.
Annually - A FamilyService and Support Plan (FSSP) will be developed by you and your Key Workerwhen you first meet, to make a shared plan and set goals for your child.
This plan isreviewed on an annual basis.
Per Term (10 week program) = $3879.80. This will be billed at $387.98 each week. The Early Childhood huddle is billed as a Program of Support. As stated in the NDIS Pricing Guide, when you enroll in a Program of Support, you will be charged for all scheduled sessions (listed above), regardless of how many sessions your child attends.