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  • Play Groups for 0-3 year olds

    6 March, 2019

    The experienced Educators of our Mater Dei Early Intervention Program are now facilitating weekly Play Groups for children from birth to 3 years of age who are presenting with developmental delay and/or disability.

    Play Group Brochure

    Please contact the MDEIP Rooms on 4654 8727 if you would like further information as places are limited.

            

  • Statement From Director of Services

    16 October, 2017

    To our MDEIP Parents and Carers. 

    I am writing today (Monday 16 October 2017) to affirm that MDEIP Therapists always invite our parents and carers to come into their children’s Occupational Therapy and Speech Pathology sessions in the designated Therapy Room or Sensory Gym as all MDEIP staff members firmly believe that the active participation of our parents and carers in their children’s Therapy sessions is critically important so that our parents and carers are able to continue with treatment activities and introduce them into their daily life at home before their children’s next scheduled Therapy sessions.

    All MDEIP staff members agree that parents and carers are our children’s primary educators as parents and carers are a constant in their children’s lives whilst our Therapists work with children on a fortnightly or perhaps weekly basis.

    All MDEIP staff members agree that when our parents and carers are involved in Therapy sessions, they are more comfortable to give valuable feedback to our Therapists and regular advice and comments help our Therapists to determine the next steps in our children’s Therapy process whilst assisting our Therapists to ascertain what is working well for our children and their families and what is not working well and may need to be adjusted.

    On occasion, of course, individual parents and carers may discuss with their child’s Therapist that the Therapy sessions may be more successful without the presence of the child’s parents and carers in the Therapy Room or Sensory Gym in which case our Therapist will provide them with the option of sitting outside the Therapy Room or Sensory Gym to observe the child’s Therapy session through the window or glass wall.

    When this decision is agreed upon, our Therapist will include this discussion and decision in the child’s MDEIP progress notes.

    All MDEIP staff members agree that when our parents and carers are working together, the best possible outcomes result for our children therefore our Therapists always encourage our parents and carers to sit in on their children’s Therapy sessions.


    Kind regards

              
    Pamela Templeton
    Director of Services
    Mater Dei Early Intervention Program 

  • Transition to School Workshop

    24 August, 2017

    The Mater Dei Early Intervention Program invites you to a Transition to School Workshop presented by Pamela Templeton, Directory of Services. 

    You have a choice as the workshops will be presented on the following days:

    • Monday 18 September 2017
    • Tuesday 19 September 2017
    • Wednesday 20 September 2017
    • Thursday 21 September 2017
    • Friday 22 September 2017
    • From 12:15pm to 2pm

    How do families navigate to the most appropriate Kindergarten placement for their children?

    RSVP Friday 15 September 2017 on 4654 8726 or by emailing our team as limited places are available.

    To download and print the Invitation/flyer, please click here.

     

  • Latest Mater Dei Matters Magazine!

    27 April, 2016

    Our latest edition of our Matters Magazine is now out!

    Enjoy reading our wonderful Magazine online by clicking below.

    Mater Dei Matters - Issue 1 - 2016

     

  • 2016 Parents' and Carers' Handbook

    10 February, 2016

    Click here to download the 2016 Parents' and Carers' Handbook.

     

  • National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Workshops

    11 November, 2015

    We invite you to a NDIS Workshop presented by Pamela Templeton, Director of Services.  The NIDS will roll our in South West Sydney on 1July 2016.  Are you ready?

    The workshop will be presented on Wednesday 30 March at 9.15 am and again on Thursday 31 March at 7pm in the Sr Carmela Ritchie Hall, Mater Dei School.

    RSVP by Friday 25 March  by telephone 4654.8726 or by email.  Places will be limited.

    To download the Workshop flyer, please click here.

    Previous NDIS News:
    The Mater Dei Early Intervention Program advises that Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Premier Mike Baird have announced the full rollout of the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) for NSW and have confirmed that the NDIS will commence in the South Western Sydney region from 1 July 2016.

    The South Western Sydney area includes the Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Bankstown, Camden, Campbelltown, Fairfield, Liverpool, Wingecarribee and Wollondilly. 

    We would like to thank the more than 150 people who attended our previous workshops 'What is the National Disability Insurance Scheme and is my child eligible?'

    Mater Dei is an Organisational Member of National Disability Services.