Movement, mobility and function

Babies learn how to move in order to play, get from one place to another, and achieve everyday tasks.

The first two years of a baby’s life are the most important for developing movement and thinking skills, as babies’ brains are undergoing constant changes. This ability for the brain to change is called neuroplasticity. Early intervention for cerebral palsy maximises neuroplasticity (the brain’s ability to change) and encourages a stimulating environment that supports movement, mobility and function from a young age.

We offer information, assessment, intervention and evaluation tailored to the unique needs of each baby, their family, and the goals that are important to them.

To learn more about how we can support you, please contact our friendly team

How we can help

What we help with
  • Assessment and diagnosis of cerebral palsy and movement disorder
  • Assessment, intervention and active monitoring of muscles, bones, joints and  movement
  • Assistive technology and equipment for mobility and function
  • Collaboration with medical teams to  access the right interventions
  • Fine motor skills; use of hands and small muscles
  • Gross motor skills; use of larger muscles
  • Intervention programs to stimulate active, goal directed movements
  • Oromotor skills for talking, eating and drinking
  • Positioning for skill development and function
Who can help

At CPA our trained and dedicated staff support development of movement, mobility and motor function in those important early years.  

You can work with our:  

  • Assistive technology experts  
  • Occupational therapists  
  • Physiotherapists
  • Speech pathologists  
How we can help

We offer a blended model of services to meet the individual needs of babies and their families.

Appointments may be arranged: 

  • At your local centre; 
  • In your home; 
  • In your local community 
  • Or via Telepractice 
Funding supports

If you have a funding package from the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS), we can work with you to maximise the benefits.

You can purchase supports using your:

  • Capacity building budget  
    • Improved daily living (15)

CPA Babies at Risk Program: A free short-term service provided by CPA, to children under 2 years of age, who have a diagnosis of, or are at risk of, Cerebral Palsy. The program is available through fundraising and aims to assist families in accessing NDIS funding. This service is in place until a NDIS plan is approved. Please contact CPA for information on what services are provided under this short-term program.

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