At Developmental Directions, we offer a range of therapies to support individuals with disabilities. Our Developmental Education services are tailored to the specific needs of our clients and are provided by our experienced Allied Health Professionals.
Jo is also a qualified Special Education and Early Childhood teacher and can provide Early Intervention and Early Childhood support services.
Our services can be funded through NDIS plans, either Plan- Managed or Self-Managed, or as a fee for service outside the NDIS.
We want our services to be affordable and will work with you and the funding that you have available. The rates will always be with in the latest NDIS Pricing Arrangements and Price Limits.
Our services include:
Developmental Education is a type of therapy that builds the capacity of participants for example improving communication, social skills, and self-care skills.
Developmental Educators consider the whole person and their sociocultural context. Practice centres on the lived experience, needs, goals and aspirations of people with disability.
Developmental Educator Services include:
Professional development and mentoring
Early intervention specialist teachers work alongside the adults in a child’s life, such as parents, teachers, and health specialists, to better understand the child’s strengths and interests, behaviour, current presentation, and support needs.
A NDIS key worker is an early childhood intervention professional who acts as the key point of contact for young children living with developmental delay, disability and autism, and their families.
Early Intervention Groups can support children to develop their skills in a non-threatening environment.
We can provide a partial Functional Capacity Assessment that looks at specific domains, this is usually around 8 to 10 pages long and takes 6 or 7 hours, or a Full Capacity Assessment that is usually 15 to 20 pages and takes 10 - 14 hours. Please note that we are unable to recommend specific equipment or modifications.
Jo has many years of experience in supporting parents and carers.
She is qualified to run several groups for parents including
Circle of Security - Parenting.
A developmentally based music and movement program for young children and their families.
Providing opportunities for children to develop self-confidence, foundational movement skills and the building blocks necessary for social/emotional development.
Jo is also able to provide services outside the NDIS.
Including as a Consultant or Mentor in a range of areas including NDIS service provision, developing policies, preparing for audits, supporting families, and children.