Aspect Therapy has over 30 years’ experience delivering best practice intervention to children aged 0-7 years on the autism spectrum. Aspect delivers services under a person-centred, family focussed 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 intervention programs through its early intervention service.
Aspect Therapy employs speech pathologists, occupational therapists, special education teachers and psychologists to deliver the evidence-based, trans-disciplinary framework of support. Our service is guided by the Aspect Comprehensive Approach, and aligns with the ECIA National Guidelines for Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention and the NDIS Early Childhood Early Intervention Approach.
Our staff share a commitment to working collaboratively with each other when supporting a child and family. This collaborative team approach requires our staff to work together across discipline boundaries to design, implement, review and evaluate programs and interventions that will support the achievement of optimum outcomes for young children with autism spectrum disorders and their families.
Individualised Early Childhood Support
Individualised programs can be conducted in the child’s natural environment such as home, preschool or out in the community. Alternatively, families can visit an Aspect Therapy clinic. Individualised programs are delivered by speech pathologists, occupational therapists, psychologists, and early childhood teachers. They can be used to support a broad range of areas including play and social skills, speech and language development, pre-academic development, fine and gross motor skills, toilet training and self-care, behaviour, anxiety and much more
Building Tots Program
The Aspect Building Tots Early Childhood Development 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.
The program is staffed by highly skilled professionals from Autism Spectrum Australia including early childhood teachers, speech pathologists, occupational therapists and psychologists. The program offers the following services:
Building the Foundations Home-based Program
Including developmental screening using validated screening tools, early intervention support, and transition planning into early childhood education (six home-based sessions).
Including up to three visits to the early childhood education setting to discuss setting up an autism-friendly environment and individualised support strategies to facilitate a smooth transition.
Building Tots Playgroup
A weekly playgroup running from 9:30-11am during school terms. The playgroup is for families who are enrolled in the Building the Foundations Home-Based Program but are not yet enrolled in an early childhood setting. The playgroup program includes outdoor play, morning tea, group time, craft, and indoor structured playtime.