Early intervention is the term used to describe the services and supports that are available to babies and young children ages (0 through 3 years) with developmental delays, and their families. May include occupational, speech, physical therapy, and other types of services based on the needs of the child and family. Early social/emotional development and physical health provide the foundation upon which cognitive, motor, and language skills develop.
Will all the demands of parenthood, it is difficult to keep track of whether or not your child is meeting the various developmental milestones on time. There are certain behaviors and delays that infants will not "just grow out of".
Early intervention is critical. According to the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, when intervention is delayed, it takes four times as long to learn in fourth grade as it does in late kindergarten because of brain development and because of the increase in content for students to learn as they grow older.
High quality early intervention services can change a child's developmental trajectory and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities.
Ms. Rose's TheraPlace provides early intervention Occupational and Speech therapy to babies and toddlers. We are also a vendor with ALTA regional center.