Working in partnership with families through a Transdisciplinary Approach and Key Worker model.
A Transdisciplinary Approach involves a team of professionals working together to deliver your child’s Early Childhood Intervention services. As family members and carers, you will play an important part of this team.
Depending on your child’s goals, they may be supported by a range of specialists including special education teachers, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, and speech pathologists. We’ll also work together with other health professionals and services from your child’s wider support network.
To coordinate the delivery of services and to manage the links within your transdisciplinary team, one professional from the Early Childhood Intervention team will be chosen as the main point of contact for families. This person is known as a Key Worker.
This model is built on evidence that families are more comfortable with one service provider, that a consistent point of contact and support enhances co-ordination, and it is less stressful and confusing.
The Key Worker will work closely with you and family to ensure:
While the Key Worker will be the primary contact, the whole team remains involved and the Key Worker reports back to the team constantly.
Your Key Worker will aim to:
The Key Worker may refer you to other organisations for services we are unable to provide e.g. child care, respite, swimming and sports etc.
Your Key Worker may be any member of the transdisciplinary team including Special Educators, therapists such as Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Speech Pathologists, and Social Workers.