6112 2977 (Mt Hawthorn)
6156 2800 (Subiaco)

Early Intervention Clinic

We aim to support children under 4 in their physical, language, emotional and cognitive development.
How can we help?

The purpose of our Early Intervention Clinic is to support little ones under 4 years of age to have the best start possible.

Conditions / concerns we help with 

  • Plagiocephaly / Torticollis 
  • Late to reach milestones (tummy time, roll, sit, crawl, walk) 
  • Mild talipes equinovarus/Metatarsus adductus 
  • Developmental Hip Dysplasia
  • Trips and falls 
  • Not jumping 
  • Concerns with play skills or motivation to play 
  • Personal/social interactions 
  • Difficulty with gripping or manipulating toys 
  • Late to reach fine motor milestones 
  • Baby play and handling – parent confidence 
  • Feeding – please see our Feeding Clinic
  • Communication development (babbling, first words, first sentences, understanding others) 
COMMUNITY OFFERINGS

Daycare & Early Childhood Talks

Our therapists can provide workshops for Early Childhood educators:

  • Childhood Development: what is normal and communicating your concerns to parents
  • Friends with Food: strategies for developing a healthy relationship with food in daycares

Mothers Group Talks

  • Starting Solids
  • Move & Play; purposeful play ideas to facilitate motor development
OUR EARLY INTERVENTION TEAM
Western Kids Health Nicole Pates
Nicole Pates
Director, Lead Physiotherapist
Elena Stoichev
Elena Stoichev
Senior Speech Pathologist
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Annie Chappell
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Erin Butler
Erin Butler
Senior Physiotherapist
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Bella Farone
Speech Pathologist
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Beverly Jepson
Senior Physiotherapist
Western Kids Health Alyse Kendall
Alyse Kendall
Senior Physiotherapist
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Georgia Storey
Physiotherapist
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Victoria Parker
Physiotherapist
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Rosannagh Carslew
Senior Occupational Therapist
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Shannae Colan
Senior Occupational Therapist
Western Kids Health Alison Climie-Holmes
Alison Climie-Holmes
Senior Accredited Practising Dietician
Western Kids Health Brooke Penny
Brooke Penny
Accredited Practising Dietician

NDIS Services 

If your child has NDIS funding you can apply for our evidence based intensive programs below via our NDIS enquiry link.

All NDIS intensives will be preceded by an intake appointment with one or more of our team.

A one to one multidisciplinary program for children aged 0-2 designed to achieve your individual goal.

This intensive block involves 2-3 sessions a week for 2-4 weeks and will involve two or more therapists from our multidisciplinary team (OT, Speech Pathology, Dietetics and Physio)

A one to one multidisciplinary program for children aged 2-3 designed to achieve your individual goal.

This intensive block involves 2-3 sessions a week for 2-4 weeks and will involve two or more therapists from our multidisciplinary team (OT, Speech Pathology, Dietetics and Physio)

The It Takes Two to Talk Program is designed specifically for parents of young children (birth to 5 years of age) who have been identified as having a language delay. In a small, personalized group setting, parents learn practical strategies to help their children learn language naturally throughout their day together

The program shows you how to:

  • Recognize your child’s stage and style of communication so that you know which steps to take next
  • Identify what motivates your child to interact with you so you’ll know how to get conversations started
  • Adjust everyday routines to help your child take turns and keep interactions going
  • Follow your child’s lead to build his confidence and encourage him to communicate
  • Add language to interactions with your child to help him understand language and then use it when he is ready
  • Tweak the way you play and read books with your child to help him learn language
  • Change the way you speak to your child so that he’ll understand and learn new words

This intensive runs once a week for 10 weeks and is led by our Speech Pathology team.

This program is designed for children who are not yet walking and are building foundational motor skills such as rolling, sitting, floor mobility, standing and walking.

This intensive runs three times per week for 3 weeks and is led by our Physiotherapists.

This program is designed for children who are walking and are building foundational motor skills such as advanced walking, dynamic balance, climbing, jumping, running and early playground skills.

This intensive runs three times per week for 3 weeks and is led by our Physiotherapists.