KidsFirst is a Special Education School and an Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy clinic. Our specialized team provides center-based Early Intervention and individual Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy services. Our center was established in 2017 and we provide developmental intervention for children with additional needs. Each student that attends our setting receives an individualized plan using up to date educational and clinical best practices.
Families at KidsFirst can access our many supports that will help their children and their caregivers thrive in their classrooms, home, and community environments.
KidsFirst School is an Early intervention center for children with special needs. At KidsFirst, we offer small classes led by a Special Education Teacher. Students receive integrated Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy within their school day. Our dynamic team uses developmental assessments to assess and plan a unique learning plan for each of our students. Students can enrol within our school from the age of 2 through to 12 years old.
Our specialized team works with children with Autism, Global Developmental Delay (GDD), Cerebral Palsy, Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), and Down Syndrome. We work closely with families to help each student achieve their potential.
KidsFirst Clinic is a center-based Pediatric Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy clinic. Our therapy team works with children from 0 to 17 years of age. The therapy team works to support social-emotional, language and communication, cognitive, and physical developmental milestones. All of our interventions rely on evidence-based practice, ensuring that your family is getting top quality care.
Our Centre offers 1hr long individualised therapy sessions both OT and ST, alongside group based intervention. We can also combine Speech and Language Therapy and Occupational Therapy sessions to better support your child's needs.
At KidsFirst we provide center-based school and individual therapy. Here are a few ways that we go above and beyond to support families with children with additional needs.
Our Team of Special Education Teachers, Occupational Therapists, and Speech and Language Therapists are highly experienced in working with children with additional needs. Each team member is passionate about their work and constantly strives to make a lasting, positive contribution to children’s lives and their families.
Each of our team members have attended extensive training on how to best support children with additional needs. Our Teaching Team and Therapy Team collaborate to support each student’s unique learning profile and the specific needs of each family.
Each child has unique strengths and areas for growth. At KidsFirst, we use a developmental framework to identify the individual profile of each student. This framework allows us to have an in-depth understanding of each student's overall profile and provide a specialized tool to help develop a solid foundation for future skills to build on. We work to develop each child’s entire developmental profile and not a selected few splinter skills. Our Educational plans will support development in social, emotional, cognitive, language, and physical development. Through looking at each child’s unique profiles we are better able to support families in understanding their own child’s strengths and areas for growth.
Parents know their children best. We work closely with families to formulate a plan to support their child’s development as well as family’s priorities. We run regular workshops for caregivers on a wide range of Educational and Developmental topics. Our team facilitates coffee mornings for parents to meet and engage with other families raising children with additional needs. Our team is available for regular meetings with parents and schools to discuss any changes in behaviour, emerging skills, and strategies to help your child at school, home, and in the community.
At KidsFirst we follow a play based approach at school and in therapy sessions. Our team plans and facilitates fun and engaging activities to ensure that children are developing new skills in a playful manner. Play is the modality of work for children when they are developing and our entire team embraces this and makes sure that the children are always engaged and actively learning while at KidsFirst.
We are happy to arrange a phone call to answer your questions.
We can also arrange a complimentary center visit to discuss KidsFirst school with one of our team members.