Early childhood intervention is available

Melbourne City Mission (MCM) is a registered NDIS provider delivering early childhood intervention services (ECIS) throughout regional Victoria, including Geelong.

MCM ECIS specialises in providing comprehensive support to enhance child development across various areas.

Its team of experts is well-equipped to assist in the following key areas:

1. Cognitive skills: MCM offers tailored programs and strategies to promote cognitive development, including problem-solving, critical thinking, and early literacy skills.

2. Self-care skills: MCM professionals can guide and support children in developing essential self-care skills, such as dressing, feeding, and personal hygiene routines.

3. Gross motor skills: MCM provides activities and interventions to improve gross motor skills, coordination, balance, and overall physical development.

4. Fine motor skills: The team can assist in enhancing fine motor skills, including hand-eye coordination, pencil grip, and dexterity, which are crucial for tasks like writing and manipulating small objects.

5. Communication skills: MCM offers interventions to support language development, speech clarity, expressive and receptive language skills, and effective communication with peers and adults.

6. Emotional skills: MCM experts can help children develop emotional regulation, resilience, self-awareness, and empathy, fostering positive emotional well-being.

7. Social skills: The team provides strategies and interventions to enhance social interaction, cooperation, turn-taking, conflict resolution, and building positive relationships with peers.

MCM’s occupational therapists are pivotal in strengthening the connections between children with disabilities and their families with the broader community.

They promote developmental milestones, independence, and active participation.

Whether working in homes, educational settings, or at the local playground, they are committed to facilitating positive outcomes and enhancing the participation of children with disabilities within the community.

The team at MCM consistently explores innovative approaches, expresses unwavering compassion, and goes above and beyond to empower children with disabilities and their families.

Your key worker will support the whole family and really understand what will work for you and your child.

One past parent said: “Thanks so much for all of your help and support – we appreciate it so much. You are one of a kind and we are extremely blessed to have you.”

A current parent said: “You gave me hope and changed our lives forever.”

“I could not have imagined my daughter going to a mainstream school without any supports two years ago,” they said.

“We just got her school uniform and when she tried it on, I had tears of joy.”

Another said words were not enough to express their gratitude for the patience and support MCM has given their family.

“You have been very understanding and have made a noticeable difference to our child’s life,” they said.

Call 1800 343 287 or submit an inquiry to find out more about MCM’s NDIS disability early childhood intervention services at www.mcm.org.au/services/disability-and-ndis/early-childhood-intervention-services.