Does this Child Need Help?

What happens when an educator or health professional is concerned about a child’s development?  What steps should they take next?  Research tells us that the earlier a child in need of intervention is identified and referred for help, the better the chance they have to get the support they need.  This can lead to better outcomes for children and their families.

Does this Child Need Help? is a resource published by ECIA NSW/ACT to provide information and support to people working with young children in mainstream settings where there are concerns about a child's development.  

Designed to assist professionals across a range of disciplines, the package is based on evidence based research and practice and providers information on  Early Childhood Development; Identifying Young Children with Disabilities and Delays; and Communicating Concerns.

Does This Child Need Help? Identification and Early Childhood Intervention Training

Training courses based on the package are offered at various locations across NSW and the ACT. These sessions are delivered by trainers with expertise in early childhood development and intervention. Courses run for six hours and can be delivered as one, two or three sessions. The courses cover:

  • early growth and development;
  • identifying when a concern may be an issue;
  • what identification means;
  • how to raise concerns;
  • the role of early childhood intervention; and
  • how to plan the next steps including referral.

Participants also have the opportunity to discuss issues and practise strategies for raising concerns about the development of a child in their care, with parents and carers.

Training courses based on the package are offered at various locations across NSW and the ACT. The workshop can also be run in other states and territories across Australia as requested. These sessions are delivered by trainers with expertise in early childhood development and intervention. Courses run for six hours and can be delivered as one, two or three sessions.

If you are interested in attending a session but can't find one in a location near you or would like to organise an inservice for your organisation, please click here to contact us and discuss further.

  
Does This Child Need Help? Identification and Early Childhood Intervention Resource (3rd Edition)

The Learner's Resource Book is a valuable, stand-alone resource for all who work with young children and their families. It is a central component of all Does This Child Need Help? training courses and is also available for general purchase. 

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The full training package is generally available for purchase only by ECIA NSW / ACT trained Does This Child Need Help? presenters, who undertook the "train the trainer" courses held in October 2014. This highly regarded training package for early childhood professionals comprises of a Presenter’s Guide, Presenter's DVD (with PowerPoint and Handouts), DTCNH? Film & Triggers DVD and a Learner's Resource Book. For more information about the Training Package, contact the ECIA team on (02) 9873 2593.