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Just What is Early Intervention

What is Early Intervention?

Early intervention is an education service for children from  0 to 36 months. 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. When significant delays occur, home therapy and special education services happen. The service ends

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  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 in 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.