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News from some of our programmes

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 09:59

Started by Julie Wylie some 20 years ago, the music programme has developed a way of working with children that is truly unique.  This year we have been filming Julie and some of the other therapists working musically with children.  The goal is to produce a professional training video with accompanying CD of key songs for use by the Champion Centre for training purposes to ensure that Julie's legacy will continue far into the future.

Another key programme at the Chamion Centre is the Computer Supported Learning Programme.  Ben (not his real name) has a syndrome that means his development is extremely compromised.  But this little boy is just beginning to show us that he can understand and engage with the world. Can you imagine how powerful these changes are for his family?

The full articles can be viewed in our June 2016 newsletter, along with other news about the recent International Society on Early Intervention (ISEI) conference in Stockholm, research about the value of the Champion Centre programmes funded by Spanbild NZ Ltd and help from the hood. 

Statement from the research:


We deliver what children and their families need; what gives each child the best chance of reaching their full potential.  If we only delivered what the government funds we would not be meeting our obligations to vulnerable children and families.

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