What is Early intervention?
Early intervention is an education service for children between the ages of 0 to 3. It begins with an assessment by a team of professionals that assesses a child’s speech, language, cognitive, and physical development to standards for each age. If significant delays are found, home therapy and/or special education services are arranged.
Can Early Intervention help my child?
EI (Early Intervention) service at or near the moments a child is learning to walk, talk, and develop social skills has been shown to have a huge positive effect. In some cases, EI services can significantly minimize or even eliminate the need for professional services once a child reaches school.
Some examples of services provide by EI include:
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- Developmental Intervention
- Feeding therapy
Who does EI benefit?
Early Intervention services help any child who exhibits a delay to speech, language, cognitive, or motoric development. Some examples of what diagnosis qualify for EI include children with: Autism, Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and pediatric speech language delay.