Early Intervention Overview
The Listen And Learn Centre has the ability to identifying issues and to assist children from an early age before their problems become more difficult.
It is important to ensure that children are helped as early as possible in life because, where specific training or changes in lifestyle are needed,
it is often easier to change patterns earlier in life before habits are strongly developed.
This page provides an overview of the sorts of early intervention services provided by the Listen And Learn Centre.
Comprehensive Psychological and Educational Assessments
The Listen And Learn Centre conducts Psychoeducational assessments of children from
3 years of age to clarify their learning and educational needs.
Tests are undertaken to evaluate a child’s learning aptitudes, academic skills and other factors that may
influence their academic success, more....
School and Kindergarten Assessments
On occasions where a more comprehensive assessment of a child’s school
performance and behaviour is needed, the Listen And Learn Centre conducts
on-site visits for children at school, kindergarten and at childcare centres.
The Listen And Learn Centre works collaboratively with the team of school
teachers, integration aides, school principals and the parents to develop
solutions which will assist the child to participate more fully in school
Behaviour Management - ABA
For children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), the Listen And Learn Centre works
extensively with behavioural management interventions using a set of principles and
techniques based on Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA). The ABA approach and
its techniques can help children with mild to severe ASDs to address some of
their difficulties, from the basics of dressing and toileting to academic
learning and complex social interactions, more...
The Listen And Learn Centre provides a Behaviour Management Program for parents of
children with challenging behaviours. The main principles of this approach are to
support parents to develop a more positive discipline style, and to promote positive
parent-child interactions and relationships,
The Listen And Learn Centre offers social skills training programs for
children and adolescents to develop self confidence and social skills in a
variety of situations. It is tailored to suit a child’s individual needs and
uses role play based on real life situations assist with recognising non-verbal
cues, emotional expression, conversational skills and confidence,
Counselling for Kids
The Listen And Learn Centre provides counseling for children who are
experiencing difficulties at home or at school. Psychologists at the centre work
with the child to understand their needs and issues and to work towards
developmental goals, more...
Classroom intervention program
(in Melbourne and regional Victoria) Some children need extra assistance and resources to experience
academic success and to be accepted by their peers. In conjunction with its
school and kindergarten assessments, the Listen And Learn Centre provides
programs to assist children with particular difficulties to integrate better
into the classroom environment. The aim is to provide a tailored program, based
on the child’s learning requirements, which creates increased learning and
developmental opportunities for the child within their current school setting,
The Listen And Learn Centre provides speech therapy services to
assist children who have difficulties or delays in producing age-appropriate
speech and language. Following an assessment, The speech pathologist develops
treatment programs which are tailored according to the nature and severity of
the difficulty. The speech pathologist works with the child and parents to
develop a series of fun activities which aim to strengthen a child’s areas of
weakness in communication, more...
Funding to Assist Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Medicare
This funding page describes the range of Government funding assistance that is available for
particular therapies and interventions for children. Medicare has introduced new items
for diagnosis and early intervention treatment for children with Autism Spectrum
Some children with disabilities are also eligible for additional
assistance at school from the Department of Education and Early Childhood
Development (DEECD) under the Program for Students with Disabilities. The Listen And
Learn Centre can guide parents through this process with a consultant who specialises
in writing applications. The Listen And Learn Centre can assist by establishing which
assessments and reports are required, conducting assessments, liaising with school
psychologists and administrators and helping to create a comprehensive application for
To find out more, please arrange to attend an info session.