Aspect Therapy has over 30 years’ experience delivering best practice support to children aged 0-7 years on the autism spectrum. Aspect delivers services under a person-centred, family-focused approach, which places a strong emphasis on building capacity within the child’s support network. Aspect continues to pioneer the development of innovative early childhood support programs through its Early Childhood Supports service.
Aspect Therapy employs a wide range of staff experienced in early childhood development, who also have a background in speech pathology, occupational therapy, special education, social work and psychology. Our staff work in collaboration with families and other significant people in the child’s life to promote positive outcomes for the child and family.
Services are designed to meet the child’s and family's strengths and support needs and consider things that are important to the child and family such as cultural supports.
Early Childhood supports are delivered in the home, community and education and care settings.
Our individual early childhood supports are delivered by a range of allied health professionals and focus on developing a child’s functional skills (such as play, communication, motor skills, pre-academic skills and self-care skills). This is so they are able to participate meaningfully and be included in everyday activities with their families and peers. Our aim is to build capacity within the child’s support network to promote the child’s learning and development of skills and generalise these across environments.
In some regions, we offer group based supports such as transition to school programs and play sessions.
The Building Tots Transition to Early Education Program, targets children aged 2-4 years, showing developmental concerns and/or early signs of autism but are not attending an early childhood education setting. The program’s objective is to identify these children, provide home-based intervention support for families and to facilitate the successful transition of the child into an early childhood education setting. For more information on this program, click here.