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Services and Programmes

Our Early Intervention Programme

In our early intervention programme, small group sessions are held weekly/ fortnightly at the centre. At each session, the child is seen individually by a core therapy team of a physiotherapist or occupational therapist, early intervention teacher and speech-language therapist. A social worker is an integral part of the team.
An integrated individual therapeutic programme is developed for each child by the team with the family/whanau. It is based on Te Whariki (the early childhood curriculum) and is carried out by the family/whanau in their own home/community.
When the child is three years of age, an early intervention educator joins the team to support the child in their community early childhood centre.
Children’s learning and development is extended through the provision of specialist programmes, music, play, computer, in addition to the “core” therapy team.
Specific therapy is available for children who have feeding, sensory, behavioural and relating and communicating difficulties.
As the child approaches school age, the team assists the parents/caregivers in their preparation for inclusion in an appropriate primary school setting.
The Champion Centre offers a unique transition to school process.
Our early intervention programmes includes these innovative therapies; Learning through Music, Learning through Computer Programme and the Learning through Play Programme.



This booklet - 'Beyond the Difference' - gives a brief overview of our specialist programmes. If you would like a copy, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with your contact details.


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