For mums and dads of children with unique needs, the journey through preschool, school and life is full of big decisions and tiny moments that really matter.
Parents, carers and teachers work hard to give their special kids the best possible opportunities, but at times it is hard to know what to do next.
It’s at times like these that a Kids First Early Intervention Support Specialist can help.
Kids First’s Early Intervention Support Specialists are fully qualified special educators who are experts in children’s learning, behaviour and social development.
Led by Kirsty Gale, who has a Masters’ Degree in Special Education and more than 20 years’ professional experience, our Early Intervention Support Specialists work closely with Kids First’s psychologists, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and teachers to ‘bridge the gaps’ that sometimes form between home, preschool and school.
Our Early Intervention Support Specialists’ mission is to support you and your child’s educators so that your son or daughter’s needs are met in the best way possible. We are here to listen, guide, support and inform you so that you can be the strong and effective advocate that your child needs and deserves.
Kids First’s Early Intervention Support Specialists have extensive experience working with children with additional needs. If your child as a diagnosed disability, developmental delay or is currently receiving Early Intervention assistance, we can help you to navigate your child’s social and educational landscape in a positive and proactive way.
Kids First’s Early Intervention Support Specialists help families to manage challenging situations, consider all their options and make informed choices for their children. Contact us if you’re not sure what to do next for your son or daughter and would like to meet with a member of our expert team to discuss your family’s needs.
Kids First’s experienced special educators collaborate with parents and teachers, sharing insights and providing strategies to support children’s learning, behaviour and well-being. Contact us if you are a parent or educator and need positive, practical ideas to support a child’s development, participation and social relationships at preschool or school.
We help preschools and schools to build strong, confident early education teams. Our engaging workshops for staff provide excellent resources for proactive educators who are committed to achieving the best outcomes for the children in their care. Contact us if you are an educational leader and want to provide your team with high quality professional development that is down to earth, practical and realistic for your setting.