Every child enrolled at the Child Development Institute is on their own unique journey.
As each child progresses through their Individualised ESDM Program, their skills will develop and their support needs are likely to change over time.
Below is an example of how supports may change and fade throughout a 2 year enrollment at the CDI.
Typically, a child commences at the CDI with the following enrolment pattern:
After your child has settled into their Clinic and IRP programs, we encourage enrolment into the capacity building programs to support your child in their natural settings – at home and at their childcare or preschool.
Parents may choose to enroll in the Mainstream Support program for 2 or 3 terms throughout their child’s time at the CDI, particularly if their educators change, or they move mainstream centres.
As a child progresses through their ESDM programs they may reduce from 2 clinics per week to 1 clinic per week.
They may also leave, or reduce their days in IRP, and pick up Start Strong in the preparation to attend school.
At every quarterly review your therapist will collaborate with you during a 1:1 meeting to discuss your family’s priorities, your child’s progress, new goals and what programs will best suit your child’s needs.
Our Therapists will also provide referrals to other Professionals if the CDI is not able to cater for all of your child’s needs.