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Just What is Early Intervention

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.

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