North/West Metro Early Intervention Service

In response to an increasing demand in the North/West Metropolitan area of Victora, the Taralye Foundation worked with Taralye and the City of Moreland from 2011-2014 to introduce Taralye’s services into this area.

A growing population

The Taralye Foundation’s north/west metropolitan initiative was prompted by expectations of population growth in the area and parent requests for more comprehensive services within their local residential area.

This outreach service was made possible through a partnership with the City of Moreland, and is operated from the Gowanbrae Community and Children’s Centre.

Access to a range of services

This initiative has provided a range of family-centred services for the residents of the north/west metropolitan regions, and provided access to an interdisciplinary team of professionals as well as group programs.

Project goals and milestones

Over the life of the project, from 2011 to 2014, almost 70 families have benefited from the North/West Metro Early Intervention Service.

This initiative aims to provide a number of long-term benefits for hearing impaired children, including:

  • achieving age-appropriate developmental milestones, particularly in the areas related to speech, literacy, and social and emotional wellbeing

  • successful integration into mainstream schooling

  • skills to maximise their social and educational outcomes

  • increased social inclusion and connectedness.

“Taralye suited us best because we wanted Lutz to focus on becoming orally bilingual. As we live in the northern suburbs, we’ve rarely had the opportunity to access Taralye’s excellent facilities and services in Blackburn, and we were glad of their expanding support at Gowanbrae.”  Quentin and Dagmar, Lutz’s parents