What happens when an educator or health professional is concerned about a child’s development? What steps should they take next? Research tells us that the earlier a child in need of intervention is identified and referred for help, the better the chance they have to get the support they need. This can lead to better outcomes for children and their families.
Does this Child Need Help? is a resource that provides information and support to people working with young children in mainstream settings where there are concerns about a child's development.
Designed to assist professionals across a range of disciplines, the package is based on evidence based research and practice and providers information on Early Childhood Development; Identifying Young Children with Disabilities and Delays; and Communicating Concerns.
Does This Child Need Help? Identification and Early Childhood Intervention Training
Training courses based on the package are delivered by trainers with expertise in early childhood development and intervention. Courses run for six hours and can be delivered as one, two or three sessions. The courses cover:
early growth and development;
identifying when a concern may be an issue;
what identification means;
how to raise concerns;
the role of early childhood intervention; and
how to plan the next steps including referral.
Participants also have the opportunity to discuss issues and practise strategies for raising concerns about the development of a child in their care, with parents and carers.
If you are interested in attending a session but can't find one in a location near you or would like to organise an inservice for your organisation, please click here to contact us and discuss further.