Early Intervention

Early childhood is a time of remarkable brain development. Learning and development is most rapid during the early childhood days. Future development is based on the child’s learning during these early years and it set up how the child will learn and develop later in life.

Early intervention is specialised support for children with disability, autism spectrum disorder (ASD), developmental delay and other special needs. Early intervention should happen as soon as possible after a child’s needs are identified. It might include therapies, education and other supports e.g. behaviour therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, psychological services, physiotherapy, and many other services depending on the needs of the child and the family. This can help the child significantly in overcoming their challenges and support them in their later years of life.

We follow the principles of parenting programs based on Triple P Positive Parenting Program and the Stepping Stones program.

Early intervention often focuses on five key areas of children’s development:

  • Early intervention approaches often focus on supporting four key aspects of child development.
  • Physical development – Bodies and brains of Childrens’ (Reaching, Crawling, Walking, Drawing).
  • Cognitive development – Thinking and learning of Childrens’ (Learning, Thinking, Solving problems).
  • Behavioural development – Childrens’ behaviour and how it’s affected by physical and cognitive development (Listening, Talking, Understanding others).
  • Social and Emotional development – Childrens’ ability to form relationships and cope with emotions. (Playing, interacting with others).

Who is involved in Early Intervention?

Early intervention is for kids up to age 6. To be eligible, your child must have either:

  • Developmental delay, or
  • Specific health condition that probably lead to a delay. This includes things like certain genetic disorders, birth defects, and hearing loss etc.

A treatment method that works for one child may not work for another child. The one common denominator for all the young children is that early intervention does work, and it seems to improve the prognosis. – Temple Grandin

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