$1.5 million early intervention centre for WA’s Eaton community

by Freya Lucas

February 28, 2019

Construction has begun on a $1.5 million early intervention centre at Glen Huon Primary School, with the centre set to provide essential health and wellbeing services to the children and families of Eaton, a suburb of Bunbury, Western Australia.

 

When complete, the centre will serve families from Glen Huon, Eaton, River Valley and Clifton Park, providing services and support for children from birth to eight years of age. Services provided will include occupational therapy, physiotherapy, speech and language specialists, and access to a child health nurse.

 

The new facility will include three consultant rooms, a room for community services, provision for before and after school care, a kitchen, storage areas and a covered play area.

 

As well as allied health support, the facility will host meetings and workshops for staff, parents, and the community, providing education and promoting understanding about the therapies used to support children with autism and disorders of speech and language, hearing, gross and fine motor development, sensory disorders, and mental health conditions.

 

West Australian Premier Mark McGowan said the centre was a “vital community asset”, whilst local member of Parliament, Mick Murray, said “Early intervention centres like these are vital in our children’s learning journey and will provide an added level of support for students and their families. I look forward to seeing the complete product and welcoming all the families to the centre later this year.”

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