NDIS Developmental Educator
Find a list of NDIS Developmental Educator . There are currently some Developmental Educator providers offering a range of services.
A developmental educator is someone who specialises in working with people who have developmental disabilities or disorders. Developmental educators are a critical component of any program designed to help disabled individuals build capacity and obtain independence. As such, their services are funded by the NDIS.
Developmental educators have experience and knowledge that apply to a variety of disabilities. Specifically, they are equipped to assist people with intellectual disability, people who are on the autism spectrum, people with neurological disability, and people with acquired brain injuries.
The ways in which a developmental educator can help NDIS participants are numerous. They include:
- formulating individualised support strategies and programs
- performing developmental and behavioural assessments
- case management and support coordination
- behavioural support and intervention
- tracking patient progress
- helping with life transitions
- making recommendations
- promoting self-advocacy and self-empowerment
- encouraging physical, psychological and emotional well being
- setting personal goals
- teaching essential skills like communication and social interaction
- assisting with obtaining and maintaining employment
- providing therapeutic support
- helping families and care providers
They are also qualified to perform early interventions for small children with disability, teaching things like self care and helping them to establish routines.
Developmental educators work alongside other qualified health professionals to ensure that participants have access to a coordinated and comprehensive support system that is designed specifically to fulfill their needs and help them overcome the challenges posed by their disabilities.
Many developmental educators are registered with the NDIS. Others may belong to an agency that is registered with the NDIS.