What we do
At Koorana we believe that all children have the right to access learning opportunities that bring out their full potential in life. For over 40 years we have put our beliefs into practice by running innovative educational and therapeutic programs that are welcoming and nurturing of all children and their families, regardless of individual support needs.
Our services target children and young people aged 0-18 and include therapy, skills building and early intervention services, fully inclusive preschools, supported playgroups as well as family support programs. We promise to do our utmost to encourage children to become happy and confident learners, make friends, participate in community life and reach their full potential.
Koorana is a community-owned charity and we are committed to investing all our profits into the development of services that benefit the children, families and communities we serve.
What we offer in your local area
Koorana offers a range of intervention and therapy services, delivered by:
- Occupational therapists;
- Speech pathologists;
- Behaviour Support Specialists;
- Specialist teachers and;
- Social Workers.
How we work
We offer to work in close partnership with you to tailor a holistic therapy program that specifically meets the needs and priorities of your child and family. Our mobile team of specialists will work with you in any location of your choice including your home, the community or one of Koorana’s local onsite clinics. All of our programs are designed to nurture full participation in a range of social environments for children and young people aged 0-18.
Natural Settings for Maximum Impact
At Koorana we empower children to learn and develop new skills within their natural environments, such the home, school, sports clubs, play dates or any other setting that is important to your child. We will support you with strategies and techniques you can apply in everyday life to continuously boost your child’s development. Koorana’s approach thus maximises hours of therapy by embedding learning in your child’s typical routines and activities.
Focus on Outcomes
Our team can support your child to:
- progress communication and language fluency to maximise learning and achievement;
- boost social skills such as sharing and turn taking to nurture friendships, fun and play;
- increase concentration in order to participate effectively in educational and social activities;
- cultivate their ability to manage emotions;
- maximise independence in self-care tasks such as bathing, dressing and eating;
- improve mobility, strength and balance.
The duration of any bespoke program is determined by the priorities and desired outcomes you have identified for your child to ensure you reach your goals and milestones in an appropriate length of time.
For further information about our services contact our friendly team on (02) 8321 9600