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Early years

Early years is our service based on our Auckland and Christchurch campuses, and is for children aged 0 – 6 years enrolled in those centers.

The Integrated Service Team can provide specialist support to all children within Ko Taku Reo. Our Early Years Services can be accessed by referral, and can be provided either through:

The Integrated Services Team includes different specialists:

The service pathway for our early years service can be seen in the following flow chart.

Audiology service

Audiology services in Auckland are currently being coordinated from Ko Taku Reo’s Auckland campus, with support from Christchurch’s Audiologist.

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Behaviour and Learning

Teachers and other Ko Taku Reo staff collaboratively work with this role to support the engagement and achievement of all students within Early Years, Enrolled School, Residential and Outreach. Interventions will comprise a range of flexible supports that may benefit individual ākonga, groups of ākonga or kaiako, whole classes or the whole school and may involve exploring systems and practices school-wide.

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Physiotherapy service

Physiotherapy is a contracted service to Ko Taku Reo where we refer to outside Physiotherapists to work with our students.

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Counselling service

Counselling services provide a confidential space where people can work through difficulties and explore changes they would like to make.

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Orientation and mobility service

Orientation and mobility service provides services to blind, deafblind, and vision-impaired children about purposeful movement and provides an understanding of the environment in an age and developmentally appropriate manner.

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Assistive technology service

Assistive technology supplies hearing aid batteries and accessories, and funds the repair and service of hearing aids and remote microphone systems that have been funded by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education.

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Social work service

Ko Taku Reo has an Auckland based Social Worker who can provide direct support to Auckland’s Pre-School children and whanau. In Christchurch, Social Work support is contracted to The Christchurch Methodist Mission who works with ko Taku Reo’s Pre-School children and whanau.

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Speech Language Therapy

The National Early Years SLT service provides support to Deaf/hard of hearing (DHH) learners (0-6 years) enrolled in the Ko Taku Reo Early Childhood settings. We aim to provide an equitable service to all DHH learners across these settings. This includes the Preschool at the Auckland campus and an Early Year Whanau Centre (EYWC) at the Christchurch campus.

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