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Proven Programs

We offer high quality Early and Intensive Behavioral Intervention (EIBI) programs, which are supervised by professional and experienced staff. Our EIBI services are tailored to the individual needs of your children and run by a team of enthusiastic, fun loving behaviour therapists who will deliver the program in your home or your child’s learning environment.

Jump Start

The jump start program is an introductory accelerated program to get to know your child better and build a better tailored program. All children must complete Jump Start! before enrolling in the ongoing program. It includes:

JOINING LIZARD

  • 2 hour initial clinic with your program supervisor.
  • 12 sessions in our centre with a senior behavior therapist.
  • A comprehensive developmental assessment & report.
  • An individualised set of teaching procedures.

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Ongoing Lizard Program

After Jump Start we offer a choice of two service delivery models for your child’s Lizard program. In our full service model, Lizard will supervise, manage and staff both your In-Centre and In-Home therapy program. In our Supervision Model we provide the In-Centre Lizard program, enabling families to source and manage their own In-Home team.

Ongoing Lizard Program

Our programs run on a 4 weekly clinical cycle. Each child will have a weekly SBT session in the clinic which is then supported by another +20hr of in-home therapy designed to give your child as many learning opportunities as possible and increase the rate at which they acquire skills.

Every fourth week team members and parents come together for a Clinical Case Conference to assess progress, implement new programs and conduct training – focused on maximising your child’s learning. We have found that consistent, expert monitoring and supervision is key to many children’s success.

Additional Services

SOCIAL SKILLS PROGRAMS
(Currently only available in Sydney)

The Lizard Children’s Centre offers group programs which teach socialisation and reciprocal forms of play. Children are carefully grouped by age and ability and range from typically developing children experiencing difficulty in master social skills to those with specific diagnoses.

The curriculum is designed to address each child’s individual needs. Areas covered by the group program include:

  • Conversational skills
  • Following directions
  • Responding to and interacting appropriately with peers
  • Body language
  • Making and maintaining friendships
  • Self comfort skills
  • Social initiation skills
  • Observational learning
  • Joining in skills
  • Playground social skills
  • School-readiness
  • Negotiation skills
  • Stress management skills

Groups combine a mixture of structured activities and various types of play. If you would like to express your interest in the Social Skills Program for your child, please download the Expression of interest Social Skills form to fill out and return to Lizard Centre.

Our first program for 2017 starts 24 April, so we encourage you to enroll your child as quickly as possible to avoid missing out.

Not sure if social skills groups are right for your child? Get in touch with us and our clinical team will review your child’s therapy needs and organise a free trial session if suitable.

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SPEECH PATHOLOGY
(Currently only available in Sydney)

Communication is key. Our team of highly specialised Paediatric Speech and Language Pathologists diagnose and treat children with a variety of problems, including:

  • Delayed or disordered development of language
  • Phonological and articulation disorders
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech (Dyspraxia)
  • Listening and attention disorders
  • Communication disorders secondary to a diagnosis of ASD
  • Eating & oral motor problems
  • Alternative communication – PECS and Proloquo2go

The length of the child’s session and the intensity of sessions will be determined based upon the needs of the child and in consultation with parents.

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ADULT

For those aged 15 and over we offer disability services through Nextt - providing skill building support, life transition coordination and accommodation.

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Sam absolutely loves going to Club Tuesday at Lizard. He has a great group of mates there and the team are helping him learn the social 'rules'.

Karen
Karen