EARLY INTERVENTION TEACHING
Early Intervention Teachers are Early Childhood Teachers with additional training and a diploma in Early Intervention. Their role is to encourage the cognitive and fine motor development of each child through a range of playful activities that support the development of all the key cognitive developments of early childhood: cause and effect, understanding of similarity and difference, colour concepts, number concepts etc.
Each child is regularly assessed, mostly through careful observation, and the understanding gained guides the setting of developmentally appropriate goals. These goals are worked towards by therapists, playroom specialists and parents/caregivers in partnership with each other. For children over three years who attend a community early childhood centre, the Education Support Worker contributes to acheiving the goals.