ECIA is the peak body for early childhood intervention in Australia. ECIA's work provides a national focus and forum, assisting children with developmental delays and disabilities, their families and the networks that support them.
A common theme delivered by international keynote speakers such as Barry Carpenter, Mark Innocenti and Manfred Pretis at the 11th Biennial Early Childhood Intervention Australia Conference in Brisbane in August 2014 was the critical role of families in the lives of young children with developmental delay and/or disability. Find here the statement developed and agreed upon by delegates at the conclusion of the conference.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of current discussions being undertaken in relation to reforms to our organisation’s operations and invite your comment on any aspect you think may have an impact on how ECIA serves children with a disability or developmental delay and their families, or the professionals who support them and make up the ECI sector.
ECIA (WA) were very pleased to host Professor Carl Dunst in Perth in March 2014. As well as completing three workshops, Carl was also able to have some downtime with a committee dinner and lunch at Duckstein Brewery.
The first ACT Committee meeting will be held on Tuesday 28 January at 7.30 at the SHOUT office in Pearse. This meeting will be a planning meeting to map out professional development workshops for the year so all committee members are encouraged to attend.
As a member or supporter of ECIA we would like to inform you of some potential reforms to our organisation’s operations and invite your comment on any aspect you think may have an impact on how ECIA serves children with a disability or developmental delay and their families, or the professionals who support them and make up the ECI sector.
ECIA is pleased to announce that Dr Winnie Dunn will be visiting Australia to complete a National Tour in January/February 2015. The focus of Winnie's workshops will be the practical application of knowledge about a child's sensory preferences, and how Early Childhood Intervention professionals can work with families and Early Childhood Educators (and others) to incorporate appropriate and evidence-based strategies into a child's every day life (contextual application), building on evidence-based practices such as family centred practice, use of strengths and interest-based learning and everyday activities.