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The Kites team works closely with parents, caregivers and early childhood teachers to support children’s development, to give every child the best possible start.

The solutions we develop are as unique as the kids and families we work with, and as diverse as the disabilities and developmental difficulties they live with.

At Kites we use a Key Worker Model, based on the National Guidelines on Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention (ECI).

A key worker is a member of your child’s therapy team who works closely with you as a parent to:

  1. Develop goals for your child and family
  2. Support your child’s development in everyday activities and
  3. Monitor your child’s progress with you.

The Key Worker – generally matched based on your child’s goals – is the therapist you work with most closely.

Kites Therapy Team

The Kites therapy team includes:

  • Key workers
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Physiotherapist
  • Psychologists
  • Dietitians

Best practice approaches

Kites uses a range of approaches based on best practice:

  • Family-centred – understanding you are the expert on your child
  • Strengths and interests based – to aid your child’s everyday learning
  • Working in natural learning environments – where your child learns
  • Coaching – building the capacity of families and educators to learn skills that promote child learning

Your key worker and therapy team will work with you in places your child learns such as home, daycare or school.