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Intensive Therapy Program in Perth for Regional families

The First Steps team is excited to present an intensive early intervention therapy program for Regional families. Children may be aged from 0-7 years, including children in Year 1 of school. Therapy programs are held in the January and July school holidays each year.

This five-day intensive therapy program is based on an individual assessment, in collaboration with the family, to identify the child’s learning profile and areas for further skill development. Each 3 or 5 hour therapy session includes 45 minutes individual therapy and skill-based small group therapy. Group size is dependent on skill level, and ranges from 3 to 10 children.

A Key Therapist (Speech Pathologist or Occupational Therapist) will work with the family to develop a therapy program based on your child’s needs and on the results of the assessments conducted. The therapy plan can be integrated with school programs and families can choose to continue phone/video conferencing after the intensive program with their Key Therapist to facilitate integration of therapy goals across home/ school and community settings. 

Click here to download our January 2020 Regional Therapy Program Flyer

Scroll down to read the therapy program details and express your interest via an online registration form.

Your Stories

We have all loved this program! It has been very informative. The parent sessions have been very useful and have given us lots of tips and advice we can use at home and at school. The therapists are amazing with our child and we can see progress already within the week; they are also very fun and caring.

Parent comment from January 2018 Intensive Therapy program

What an amazing resource this program is! Professional, experienced and caring staff who displayed a genuine interest in improving skills and providing helpful tools. The tailored program and associated training and resources will assist with ongoing progress at home. Thank you!

Parent comment from July 2018 Intensive Therapy program

We love coming here for the program! Very informative parent sessions that are very helpful for resources and tips to use at home and school. All the staff are amazing and can cater to our goals on what to work on as well as their own assessment/input. Our son is very comfortable in the environment and quickly creates good friendships with the therapists

Parent comment from July 2018 Intensive Therapy program

Therapy Program Details

When: School Holidays

  • January 2020
    Monday 20th to Friday, 24th January 2020

Where: Little Stars Shenton Park (Autism Association of WA)

Cost: from $3,000 – your First Steps Advisor will be able to provide you with a quote. NDIS, WANDIS, DSS-HCWA or Private.

*Note: cost will vary for current First Steps Regional clients and for those parents who are unable to attend the parent training during the week of the program. Your First Steps Advisor or current Key Therapist will confirm the cost with you.


Prior to therapy week:

  • Initial Family Consultation for new families via teleconference or Skype.

Monday 20th January:

  • Comprehensive First Steps trans-disciplinary Functional Skills Assessment including review of communication, play & social skills, gross & fine motor skills, sensory processing and cognitive skills – conducted by a trans-disciplinary clinical team.

  • Therapy session (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).

  • Assessment feedback from Key Therapist.

  • Parent support coffee morning (1.5hrs).

Tuesday 21st January:

  • Individualised therapy program (5 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).

  • Parent training session (2 hrs)

Wednesday 22nd January:

  • Individualised therapy program (5 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).

  • Behaviour consultation and development of positive behaviour support plans as required.

Thursday 23rd January:

  • Individualised therapy program (5 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).

  • Development of visual supports and systems for home and school, to facilitate expressive and receptive communication development.

  • Parent training session (2 hrs)

Friday 24th January:

  • Individualised therapy program (3 hour session with individual and skill-based group therapy).

  • Program feedback from Key Therapist.


A termly phone and skype consultation program, including liaison with schools is also available to Regional families and can be commenced at any point. This is weekly or fortnightly phone/skype web consultation with our specialist therapy team which is tailored to meet the therapy needs of your child.

Costs for this program commence at $825.00 per term. Families can then choose to book into the intensive holiday programs or weekly therapy sessions when they are able to get to Perth. Please contact us for further information if you are unable to travel to Perth for the next school holiday but are interested in this service.

Click here to view all our regional services on offer. 


We know the challenges of accessing specialist local therapists in regional areas. We want to develop more therapy options for regional families in the future and we want to hear from you to help us plan and grow our regional services. Complete a simple survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/B5W6JFF

Registration Form – Regional Therapy Program (0-7 years)

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