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Early Intervention—vision

For children who are blind or have low vision, tailored opportunities for early learning build confidence and set the foundations for higher learning and critical life skills.
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We want you and your child to share the fun and joy of communicating effectively with each other. To achieve that, they need a strong foundation for learning and communication. If your child is blind or has low vision, NextSense provides early intervention services to support the important steps that will guide you and your child on the path to achieving their potential.

Your child is unique, so we work with you to design a tailored program that meets their needs, developing the communication, language and social skills that will support your child and family at every stage.

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Learning in everyday life

We want early intervention to be meaningful, functional and fun. We know that children learn best when they are having fun and when early intervention goals are integrated into daily routines and community activities.

Our program is designed to empower you and your family to support your child's learning and development every day, at home and in the community.

Through play, daily routines and meaningful experiences, we work with you to support your child’s development in preparation for school. This may involve focusing on braille literacy, low vision aid training, assistive technology and therapies. Supported by the latest evidence, our programs help you access the right early intervention support for your child, from when their low vision or blindness is identified onwards.

An expert team in your corner

With NextSense, you don't just get one expert, you get a team of professionals who are focused on helping your child to reach their goals.

Led by an expert consultant, known as your key worker, your team of professionals work together to deliver your family's individual care plan.

Your key worker is there to support you, providing intervention and individualised service planning, coordinating your child’s services and supports and making sure they have access to a range of experiences and opportunities.

Designed specifically for your child and your family, your individual plan may include:

  • medical specialists
  • preschool and childcare
  • respite workers
  • playgroup
  • parent information sessions
  • orthoptists
  • Teachers of the Deaf
  • speech pathologists
  • specialist teachers
  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • psychologists
  • audiologists
  • assistive technology consultants
  • early childhood teachers

Need to know more? Get in touch with our friendly Client Care team.

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