Hart full of support for young children with disabilities
FOR more than 30 years, since its opening in 1986, the Dalby South State School Early Childhood Developmental Program has provided support to young children with low-incidence disabilities in Dalby and surrounding areas.
The ECDP is run by Amelia Hart, a special education teacher with 20 years’ experience, who works closely with young children and their parents during the early years of development.
Eligible children can access the program at Dalby South State School from birth to five years of age and can also attend the regular kindergarten and day care programs in Dalby.
During the support provided, Ms Hart focuses on meeting the specific developmental needs of each child, with the overall aim of fostering the child’s development of communication, social interaction, motor skills and thinking skills.
Ms Hart said she finds her role working with young children and their families very rewarding, particularly as she supports them on their journey to starting school.
The supportive team that works with Ms Hart includes a physiotherapist, occupational therapist and speech language pathologist, who all assist in providing a program designed to suit the specific needs of each child.
Parents are welcome to make inquiries about eligibility for the program through the Dalby South State School office on 4672 3888 or online at www. dalbysoutss.eq.edu.au.
REWARDING PROFESSION: Dalby South State School ECDP teacher Amelia Hart enjoys her role.