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We strive to help each child reach full potential

ABOUT US

Our 2021 ESDM therapy (Early Start Denver Model) programs are supported by child psychologist Deirdre Brandner and managed by Certified ESDM therapist. 

Due to intensive and one-on-one nature of our ESDM programs, capacity is limited and we would invite you to registered as early as possible for ESDM Melbourne programs.

PEOPLE

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Deirdre Brandner
Child Psychologist

Deidre is a highly respected Psychologist who has extensive experience in providing practical strategies and programs tailored to meet the needs of the children, their families and schools. Deirdre is renowned for her ability to quickly build rapport and trust with children, parents and teachers and is committed to achieving the best long term outcomes for every child. Her input and guidance would be a great asset for every child. Deirdre is available both at our centre and at her clinic in Malvern. 

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Jaimie Roberts
Certified ESDM Therapists, Behaviour Support Practitioner & Program Manager

Jaimie specialises in helping children achieve generalisation of social and communication skills gained through therapy, incorporating natural early opportunities and collaborating with educators from kindergartens, ELCs and schools. Jaimie has a holistic approach to child development and her qualifications include Bachelor of Education, advanced training in ABA, certification in ESDM and as a Behaviour Support Practitioner. She trains in Aussie rules football and surf lifesaving in her spare time.

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Sharon Sirige
Senior Early Intervention Consultant 

Sharon is a highly experienced early intervention consultant and therapist, with a bachelor's degree in Physical Education. Her flair in quickly building a close-knit relationship with children and parents help maximise children's response to therapy and support parents' wellbeing and needs. Sharon is also fluent in Mongolian and Mandarin and she has an interest in organising outdoor social activities for families such as exploring marine biology at tide pools and team building and skill development activities such as setting up tents and picnics for camping. 

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Miranda Perez
Early Intervention Therapist 

Miranda is completing her bachelor's degree in Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of Melbourne. She has a strong interest in developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology and early intervention. As a volunteer in the The Helping Hand Project, Miranda has assisted young girls of refugee background by providing impactful guidance and continuous support resulting in lasting sisterly relationships with her mentees. She has a warm and passionate approach to early intervention, and outside of work enjoys time at the beach.

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Kate Jacquelin
Early Intervention Therapist 

Kate is about to complete her bachelor's degree in Arts (Sociology) and pursuing further studies in Occupational Therapy. She has a strong interest in the studies of childhood behaviours and the development of sporting skills for children with autism. Kate has experience with children in various age groups, having been a swimming teacher and sports workshops manager. She is an avid adventurer and recently completed the climb to Everest base camp in Nepal. Kate looks forward to meeting your child and providing the best outcomes for young children.

Peggy Ying
Early Intervention Therapist 

Peggy is an insightful early intervention therapist. She is undertaking Master of Speech Pathology at the University of Melbourne where she had completed a bachelor's degree in Communication and Multiculturalism. At the UniMelb Childhood Clinic, she gained experience and interest in evidence-based intervention, treatment of developmental speech delay and early intervention for children with autism. With a solution-based approach, she has developed board games to help children building social and playing skills. Peggy loves baking, photography and dogs. 

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OUR APPROACH

Intensive one-on-one approach

We are currently taking enrolment for one-on-one intensive ESDM therapy in Melbourne for 2021.

For detailed information, please see our Our ESDM Programs

Multi-languages

English & Mandarin

As many young children may be most exposed to a language other than English at home, it may sometimes be difficult to provide therapy to those children in English. In additional to primary delivery of our programs in English, we can also deliver our programs in Mandarin.  

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Service Areas of Kew ESDM & Allied Health Centre & Kew East ESDM & Allied Health Centre

If you live within one the city councils below, you are within our catchment for both the Intensive Full Program and Intensive Home and Kinder Program.

City of Boroondara

City of Whitehorse

City of Melbourne

City of Yarra

City of Banyule

City of Stonnington

City of Monash

City of Manningham

City of Darebin

City of Moreland

City of Moonee Valley

City of Wyndham

City of Hobsons Bay

City of Brimbank

City of Maribyrnong

City of Melton

OUR SERVICE CATCHMENT

Our Kew and Kew East Centres provide ESDM therapy services to children and families in the City of Boroondara (Boroondara City Council), the City of Whitehorse (Whitehorse City Council), the City of Yarra (Yarra City Council), the City of Stonnington (Stonnington City Council), the City of Melbourne (Melbourne City Council), the City of Banyule (Banyule City Council), the City of Manningham (Manningham City Council) and the City of Monash (Monash City Council)


 

Within the City of Boroondara (Boroondara City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Ashburton, Balwyn, Balwyn North, Burwood, Camberwell, Canterbury, Deepdene, Glen Iris, Glenferrie South, Greythorn, Hawthorn, Hawthorn East, Kew, Kew East, Mont Albert and Surrey Hills.


 

Within the City of Whitehorse (Whitehorse City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Blackburn, Blackburn North, Blackburn South, Box Hill, Box Hill North, Box Hill South, Burwood, Burwood East, Forest Hill, Mitcham, Mont Albert, Mont Albert North, Nunawading, Surrey Hills, Vermont and Vermont South


 

Within the City of Melbourne (Melbourne City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Melbourne, Southbank, South Yarra, South Wharf, Port Melbourne, Fishermans Bend, Docklands, West Melbourne, East Melbourne, Jolimont, Carlton, Carlton North, Parkville, North Melbourne, Kensington and Flemington.

 

 

Within the City of Yarra (Yarra City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Abbotsford, Alphington, Burnley, Carlton North, Clifton Hill, Collingwood, Cremorne, Fairfield, Fitzroy, Fitzroy North, Princes Hill and Richmond

Within the City of Banyule (Banyule City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Bellfield, Briar Hill, Bundoora, Eaglemont, Eltham, Eltham North, Greensborough, Heidelberg, Heidelberg Heights, Heidelberg West, Ivanhoe, Ivanhoe East, Lower Plenty, Macleod, Montmorency, Rosanna, Saint Helena, Viewbank, Watsonia, Watsonia North and Yallambie.


 

Within the City of Stonnington (Stonnington City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of South Yarra, Prahran, Windsor, Toorak, Armadale, Kooyong, Glen Iris, Malvern and Malvern East

Within the City of Monash (Monash City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Ashwood, Burwood, Chadstone, Clayton, Glen Waverley, Hughesdale, Huntingdale, Mount Waverley, Mulgrave, Notting Hill, Oakleigh, Oakleigh East, Oakleigh South and Wheelers Hill.

Within the City of Manningham (Manningham City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Bulleen, Doncaster, Doncaster East, Donvale, Park Orchards, Templestowe, Templestowe Lower, Warrandyte, Warrandyte South and Wonga Park.

Within the City of Darebin (Darebin City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Alphington, Bundoora, Coburg, Coburg North, Fairfield, Kingsbury, Macleod, Northcote, Preston, Reservoir and Thornbury.

Within the City of Moreland (Moreland City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Brunswick, Brunswick East, Brunswick West, Coburg, Coburg North, Fawkner, Fitzroy North, Glenroy, Hadfield, Gowanbrae, Oak Park, Parkville, Pascoe Vale, Pascoe Vale South and Tullamarine.

Within the City of Moonee Valley (Moonee Valley City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Aberfeldie, Airport West, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Essendon, Essendon North, Essendon West, Flemington, Keilor East, Moonee Ponds, Niddrie, Strathmore, Strathmore Heights and Travancore.

Soon to be servicing Cities of Wyndham, Hobsons Bay, Maribyrnong, Brimbank and Melton 

Our Werribee/Hoppers Crossing Centre, which is soon to opening, will provide ESDM therapy services to children and families in the City of Wyndham (Wyndham City Council), the City of Melton (Melton City Council), the City of Hobsons Bay (Hobsons Bay City Council), the City of Brimbank (Brimbank City Council) and the City of Maribyrnong (Maribyrnong City Council)


 

Within the City of Wyndham (Wyndham City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Cocoroc, Eynesbury, Hoppers Crossing, Laverton, Laverton North, Little River, Mambourin, Manor Lakes, Mount Cottrell, Point Cook, Tarneit, Quandong, Truganina, Werribee, Werribee South, Williams Landing and Wyndham Vale.


 

Within the City of Hobsons Bay (Hobsons Bay City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Altona, Altona Meadows, Altona North, Brooklyn, Laverton, Newport, Seabrook, Seaholme, South Kingsville, Spotswood and Williamstown, Williamstown North.


 

Within the City of Brimbank (Brimbnank City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Albanvale, Albion, Ardeer, Brooklyn, Cairnlea, Calder Park, Deer Park, Delahey, Derrimut, Hillside, Kealba, Keilor, Keilor Downs, Keilor East, Keilor Lodge, Keilor North, Keilor Park, Kings Park, St Albans, Sunshine, Sunshine North, Sunshine West, Sydenham, Taylors Lakes and Tullamarine.

 

 

Within the City of Maribyrnong (Maribyrnong City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Braybrook, Footscray, Kingsville, Maidstone, Maribyrnong, Seddon, Tottenham, West Footscray and Yarraville.

Within the City of Melton (Melton City Council), we provide ESDM therapy to children and families living the suburbs of Aintree, Bonnie Brook, Brookfield, Burnside, Burnside Heights, Caroline Springs, Cobblebank, Deanside, Diggers Rest, Exford, Eynesbury, Fieldstone, Fraser Rise, Grangefields, Harkness, Hillside, Kurunjang, Melton, Melton South, Melton West, Mount Cottrell, Parwan, Pumpton, Ravernhall, Rockbank, Strathtulloh, Taylors Hill, Thornhill Park, Toolern Vale, Truganina and Weir Views.

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