The NDIS Early Childhood Approach Guideline is Now Available!
On the 28th of June 2021, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) released the NDIS Early Childhood Approach Guideline. The new guideline is designed to outline the early childhood approach and how it works, as well as provide additional information for families and service providers. It is a national guideline for supporting children under 7 years of age with developmental delay or disability.
Early childhood intervention is about children with developmental delay or disability, and their families, and giving them supports to enable the child to have the best possible start in life. Early childhood intervention is about giving specialised supports and services to infants and young children as well as their families. These services aim to promote the:
- Child’s development
- Family and child’s wellbeing
- Child taking part in their community.
Although the guideline is new, the early childhood approach was introduced in 2016. It was formerly named the Early Childhood Early Intervention approach (ECEI) and will continue to be updated as the approach is continually improved.
The guideline includes:
- What is early childhood intervention?
- Ho to work with young children and their families?
- What is the aim of early childhood approach?
- What does the early childhood approach look like?
- What is an early childhood partner?
To access the new guideline and to stay up to date with the early childhood approach, visit the NDIS website here.
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