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Early Childhood  Intervention

For Self and Plan managed participants, my services are available under Capacity building supports for early childhood - Improved daily living - Other therapy ( Specialist early childhood educator)

As a holistic early intervention therapist and special education and inclusion support consultant, my passion is in supporting children with Aspergers, Autism, ADHD, ADD, anxiety, developmental delay or learning difficulties and their families, to reach their goals, using early childhood intervention best practices and evidence-based interventions, holistic principles, nutrition, movement and self-awareness.

My aim is to guide, inspire and support each child on their journey of learning, developing and mastering skills, support them in feeling safe, connected, included, confident, happy and healthy and by working together towards overcoming challenges, to achieve their goals and optimise outcomes. 

  • I offer a personalised service to support each child and family / carers (to continue each childs program and record progress between sessions)
  • I maintain regular feedback and reviews.
  • I will gladly collaborate with other professionals such as your paediatrician, psychologist, psychiatrist, speech pathologist, OT or GP.  

Functional screening, plans, programs and strategies are available for all children under 7 years old, of all abilities and are designed to suit their individual early intervention needs. These may be private or through NDIS funding. I am currently offering my services from my clinic, by outreach within the Cairns / Beaches area and online.

Your child's personalised, structured early intervention program may include:-

  • Early childhood education and care
  • Special education support
  • Language and communication development
  • Social development and interaction
  • Self care, life skills and daily routine (eating, sleeping, dressing, washing, toileting etc)
  • Emotional development, understanding and regulation
  • Positive behaviour enhancement
  • Sensory awareness and self regulation
  • Cognitive development and learning skills
  • Gross and fine motor skills
  • Nutrition and lifestyle strategies for self regulation
  • Environmental awareness and care
  • Positivity and motivation
  • Self awareness, self esteem and connectedness
  • Intervention resources folder to continue program at home
  • Kindy / Prep Readiness skills
  • Transition and Inclusion support
  • Sensory tool kits, social stories and visuals for home and school

I provide a personalised, holistic service from the "Inspire" clinic, your home, care, community or education setting or online using ECEI best practice, evidence based programs and strategies including:-

Early childhood education and care, ABA (Applied Behaviour Analysis), Special education support, Inclusion support, Verbal Behaviour Approach, Early Start Denver Model, Positive Partnerships, TEACCH, Virtues, Positive Parenting, Social and Visual Stories, Circle Of Support, alongside huge slices of positivity, creativity, fun, motivation and a dash of "inspiration", to help your child discover, practice and accomplish skills and connect, through play, to prepare them for their next stage in life, as well as their understanding and management of themselves, others and the world around them.

Functional screening for an early childhood intervention plan

This is where we meet and discuss exactly what your child's goals and needs are. We complete a full profile of your child, which will include his or her strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes and any behavioural, sensory, emotional, physical, educational or wellbeing goals or concerns you may have. I offer guidance and suggestions and we complete your child's personalised Early Intervention Service Agreement with relevant, achievable goals, duration / dates of sessions and service fees.  

Fee for Initial introduction, functional screening for a service agreement and therapy plan.    

In your home or online - (Cairns Northern Beaches) - $300                                                                                           

Early childhood intervention

Individual early childhood intervention therapy sessions.

Each personalised Early intervention session may be with your child, here at Inspire clinic, at your home, in the community or online through Zoom, Skype or FaceTime. Each session will be focused on a maximum of 2 goals and be a structured yet flexible combination of therapy, education and well being, according to your child's goals, program and needs on the day. 

I offer a genuine caring, innovative, service which includes regular feedback on your childs sessions, with Early Intervention reviews and updates as your childs needs change. I fully encourage and support parents and carers to continue your childs program at home, to maximise outcomes. 

(Only one child is to be in clinic at any one time, to best help your child achieve their goals)

Fees for Therapy sessions

On site - $170/ hr or $300 for 2 hrs

Teletherapy - $170 / hr

Outreach available around Cairns Northern Beaches (minimum of 2 hours) 

****Each 1-hour fee includes:

Personalised therapy preparation (before the session), 50 min of therapy and 10 min of case notes & program planning for next session) 

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Specialist services for parents, carers and educators

Inspire Early Intervention provides introductory calls, functional screening, guidance, training and support, based on a child's individual needs and goals, to parents, carers, teachers and educators. I offer practical strategies and resources to help you to optimise your childs / students learning opportunities and goal achievement in order to maximise their outcomes. 


On site or online - $170 per hour

Outreach available around Cairns Northern Beaches

We are all unique and all a work in progress.

Meetings, Reports and Observations

IEP or program management meeting / report writing / resources for transition to daycare, kindy or prep. 


Please call the clinic to enquire about fees for your specific needs.

Please call me, Lorna, on 0457248889 for more information or to book a free 15-minute introductory call with me to discuss your child's needs and how I may be able to support you.

Please leave your number and a message if I don't answer.  I will return your call

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