What We Do

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Walkie Talkie Early Intervention is a mobile practice within the Sydney Metropolitan area that promotes child development in their everyday environment.

We adopt a developmental, evidence based and multidisciplinary approach to therapy.

Walkie Talkie conducts therapy either:

  • In your home
  • At childcare/ preschool or
  • In the community

We specialise in working with children from birth to early teenage years who have been diagnosed with:

- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Global Development Delay
- Attention Deficits (Hyperactive and Inattentive)
- Social Communication Disorder

We also work with children who have difficulties with:

- Learning
- Socialising
- Communicating
- Engaging and interacting
- Moving and playing

"Walkie Talkie delivers high quality services which include individual therapy, group therapy, parent and caregiver training sessions. Parents and teachers become an integral part of the therapy team. We foster a holistic approach to childhood development, enabling children to generalise skills in their environment."

Our Services

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Early Start Denver Model (ESDM) and Parent- ESDM (P-ESDM)

The ESDM is a comprehensive early intervention model developed for your children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.

It addresses all the developmental domains of a child's life:

  • Receptive Communication (Understanding language)
  • Expressive Communication (Verbal and Non Verbal)
  • Social Skills (Interacting with others)
  • Play Skills
  • Joint Attention (Eye Contact)
  • Imitation (Copying peers for learning)
  • Cognitive Skills (Early Academics)
  • Fine Motor Skills (E.g. puzzles, drawing and building blocks)
  • Gross Motor Skills (E.g. balancing, climbing and ball play)
    Self Care Skills (E.g. dressing, eating and toilet training)
  • Behaviour (Supporting positive behaviour changes)

ESDM therapy uses Applied Behavioural Analysis (ABA) teaching strategies in a play based, naturalistic environment to maximise learning for your child.

Walkie Talkie Early Intervention also provides Parent-ESDM. This is a parent coaching course that up-skills parents to deliver ESDM within your child's daily routine.


Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists support children to participate in their "occupation" which is to play, learn and become independent with their self care skills.

We specialise in assessing and treating children's:

  • Gross Motor Skills (such as postural stability, ball games, riding a bike and using playground equipment)
  • Fine Motor Skills (such as handwriting, pencil grip and cutting skills)
  • Self Care Skills (such as dressing, eating and toilet training)
  • Sensory Processing
  • Attention Skills

We use standardised and informal assessments. A plan will be developed to support your child to reach their maximum potential in learning, playing and developing independence. Our sessions can be conducted at home, school and preschool environment.

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Speech Pathology

Speech Pathologists focus on developing your child's overall communication abilities.

We specialise in assessing and treating children's:

  • Receptive Language (Understanding language)
  • Expressive Language (Use of correct grammar and vocabulary to express own ideas)
  • Social Skills (Understanding social cues, initiation and maintaining conversations)
  • Speech (Clarity of speech)
  • Literacy (Reading, writing and spelling)

We assess your child's communication through the use of standardised and informal assessments. An individualised plan is devised in consultation with parents, teachers and your child. Our sessions can be conducted at home, school and preschool environment.