Finding the right program for your
little one is crucial for progress.

For any questions about our services, please contact our friendly team.

Our Services

Explore the individualised programs available for your family.

First Steps
Program

Suitable for children
between 6 months - 12 years

The First Steps program requires a high level of parent involvement. Our aim over the consecutive twelve-week program is to educate the child’s parents/care-givers and build their confidence when setting behavioural, educational and social goals for their child. The first steps program also offers you foundational knowledge in understanding assessments and supporting your child in their educational settings based on the Early Start Denver Model.

A solid introduction to early intervention, this is a 12-week program with one-on-one sessions for your child.
  • Comprehensive Parent Training
  • Individual Training for your Family
  • Experienced Clinicians
  • Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) Programs

    Suitable for children
    between 18 months - 12 years

    A more extensive program with a team of Behaviour Technicians and an overseeing Program Manager, for sessions at our clinic, your home or pre-school. During monthly team meetings and regular parent trainings, goals are set, data is reviewed carefully and decisions are made as a team. The EIBI program would typically involve a child receiving between 10 – 35 hours a week of early intervention at home and school.

    We have a tiered model from Behaviour Technicians to Behaviour Support Practitioners and Program Managers. Our senior RBTs have at least 18 months experience and have completed a comprehensive in-house training program and passed our practical and theoretical exam. We recommend your assigned program manager work one-on-one with your child, as we want to be familiar with your child’s learning style.
  • Highly Experienced Clinicians
  • 18 Months to 18 Years
  • Bespoke Consulting Plans
  • Contact us for more information or to book an inititial assessment with your child.

    Practical
    Workshops

    Suitable for children
    between 6 months - 12 years

    Aspire provides a range of online workshops or in-services for schools, pre-schools, parent groups, or government agencies. These workshops can be tailored specifically for any topic or can be chosen from a set number of topics:

    • Introductory workshop: 'What is Autism?'
    • Introductory workshop: 'What is Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention?'
    • Introductory workshop: 'What is Verbal Behaviour?'
    • Behaviour Management
    • Discrete Trial Training
    • Natural Environment Training
    • Teaching your child to communicate with pictures, sign or words/text
    • How to teach children with autism to play
    • Intermediate workshop: 'Verbal Behaviour'
    • Intermediate workshop: 'Contemporary Intervention Techniques'

    Allied Health Services

    Suitable for children
    between 6 months - 12 years

    We are particularly experienced in helping children with language difficulties related to developmental delays and children with literacy difficulties, as well as those falling behind in their academic skills.

    Speech pathology services include:
    • Individual therapy
    • Group sessions
    • Speech and language assessments
    • Reading assessments
    • Preschool and School consultations
    • Written reports
    • Academic and pre-academic skills

    Consultancy

    Suitable for children
    between 6 months - 18 years

    Consultancy could entail everything from setting up your child’s initial program and providing you with a detailed program folder, to assisting you with individual education plans or school observations. What we recommend depends on the individual program that suits your child and family. Services include;

    • Program Management/Behaviour Management
    • School Observations/consultation with schools
    • Individual Education Plan (IEP)/Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) meetings and preparation of objective goals
    • Incidental Consultation Services to families, pre-schools or Primary Schools
    • Assessments
    • Parent, (pre)school, and therapist training

    The frequency of consultation depends on a mutually agreed upon number of hours and the availability of a program manager.

    How Our Therapies Work

    Aspire is committed to achieving the best for your child using evidence-based early intervention techniques.

    Our Clinicians are specialists in the field of early intervention for children with learning-related difficulties. Early intervention gives work gives your child the best opportunity to thrive, and to instill a life-long love of learning. We work extensively not just with your child, but with parents as well. This enables the family to benefit from our services across different environments.

    Our EIBI is for families dedicated to following our positive early intervention techniques. Our Program Manager and Behaviour Technicians will guide both you and your child through one-on-one sessions and extensive parent training. Whilst working with our Clinicians, you will learn how to use these tools to teach appropriate behaviour and reduce inappropriate behaviour. Early intervention offers evidence based, positive and effective techniques, showing you results in a more peaceful everyday life.

    Expressions of Interest

    We’re proudly expending our services and taking expressions of interest for the below services:

    • Occupational Therapy
    • Clinical Psychology
    • Adolescent Services
    • Speech Pathology

    For more information please express your interest here.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Our programs, workshops and training are based on the Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Early Intensive Behaviour Intervention (EIBI) techniques. 

    We’re happy to connect you with Aspire families who have just started, are completing or have completed our programs. Many children we work with transition to mainstream education and test within the normal range on the Autism Diagnostic Observations Schedule and all other language and IQ testing. 

    We can also connect you with parents of children with similar diagnoses or you can review our family stories

    The National Disability Insurance Scheme is the main provider of financial assistance and individualised support for autism spectrum disorder and other recognised developmental delays.

    To access NDIS funding for our services, you must meet one of the three criteria below:

    • Have a recognised diagnosis and live in an NDIS area.
    • Have a delay in two or more areas (skill, speech/language/communication, motor, play and social).
    • Display behaviours that are impeding development in two or more of those areas.

    There are two ways to access NDIS funding, depending on your child’s age. If your child is over seven, funding is available via the NDIS pathway. If your child is aged zero to seven, you access funding through the Early Childhood Early Intervention (ECEI) pathway. NDIS eligibility is determined by your child’s diagnosis based on reduced functional capacity in one or more of the following areas:
    • Communication
    • Motor skills
    • Social interaction
    • Learning
    • Self-care
    • Self-management


    However, a diagnosis of autism at any level will likely meet NDIS funding criteria. Medicare and private health insurance also cover some or all associated treatment costs for services, such as occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical therapy and psychological services. Please check with your providers for more information. You may also choose to privately fund your services if that’s an option for your family.

    The programs we provide encompass all areas of development and can be implemented for children with any impairment or delay. 

    While most Early Intervention research focuses on autism, our programs are designed for children with a range of special needs, including global developmental delay, Down syndrome, attention deficit and/or hyperactivity disorder and Williams syndrome.

    Our areas of focus:

    • Language skill-building based on the Verbal Behaviour Framework
    • Fine and gross motor skill building, and muscle strength training, if necessary
    • Play skill building, including toy play and functional pretend play
    • Social skill building from basic greetings to complex social skills, such as holding a conversation
    • Attending skills, such as social referencing, following a parent’s instruction or the ability to complete tasks independently
    • Development of Theory of Mind skills
    • Teaching Executive Functioning Skills, including flexible thinking and problem solving
    • Reducing inappropriate behaviours using ABA techniques, including extinction and functional communication

    While each program is designed to suit your child’s individual needs, a typical early learner program should include skill-building in pivotal response areas, such as:

    • Imitation
    • Joint attention
    • Object permanence
    • Toy play and manipulation
    • Social referencing/eye contact
    • Attending skills
    • Responding to and categorising visual, vocal and auditory stimuli
    • Matching skills
    • Manding using voice, Picture Exchange Communication System or sign language
    • Fine motor skills, such as a pincer grasp and finger isolation
    • Gross motor skills, including jumping, hopping and ball skills
    • Self-help skills, such as grooming and toileting

    While our area of expertise is early intervention, we cater for children aged 6 months to 18 years old. 

    With the right support, outcomes are usually better when children start early intervention at a young age. This is because they have fewer skills to master in order to catch up to their peers.

    Do you have more questions?

    Browse our full list of frequently asked questions by clicking above or feel free to reach out to our team for more information below.