What is Early Intervention?
Early Interventionist are trained individuals that provide support to children ranging in age from birth to three years of age with developmental delays and disabilities. Their role is to provide a teaching model to the family that involves showing them strategies that will help promote success in the individual areas of the child’s needs within their daily routines. Research shows that the first three years of life are the most important for learning and services are aimed at minimizing the impact of disabilities on your child’s development. Intervention can focus on multiple areas including adaptive, social-emotional, communication, motor, and cognitive skills.
Signs That Your Child May Benefit from Early Intervention
How Can an Early Interventionist
Help your Child?
Early Interventionists empower the family! Their job is to provide support to the family in helping them incorporate learning throughout everyday routines in the specific areas of need that have been identified for their child. They follow the recommendations of the Individualized Family Support Plan that are developed during the eligibility evaluation with the family’s specific concerns and goals in mind. They provide strategies to help the family teach the child to learn new skills and overcome challenges.