Early Intervention Strategies

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Early Intervention Strategies

Early intervention providers seek to address the needs of children suspected of disabilities from birth to three years of age. Early intervention often includes:1.) Addressing deficits in cognitive, language, motor, social, play, and self-care skills.2.) Reducing the gap between the child's skills and those of his/her typically developing age-mates.3.) Preparing the child for public school.

Roles of State

1.) To provide the child and family with all the right assistance and information needed2.) To provide IEP Services3.) Individuals with Disabilities Education Act 4.) To provide IFSP Services5.) To provide support services 6.) Funds Providers7.) To provide early, appropriate, and intensive interventions.8.) Each states is provided grants from the federal government to provide comprehensive services to infants and toddlers with disabilities.

Roles of Parents/Guardian

1.) As parents you need to know who to referral too.2.) Schedule meeting with your initial services coordinator3.) Take the necessary steps to have your child evaluted4.) Make plans for services through IFSP5.) Take the necessary actions according to IFSP6.) Know your rights as a parent-As your child gets older you should-1.) Take charge of their child's education2.) Identify how their child learns best3.) Think life success, rather than school success4.) Emphasize healthy lifestyle habits5.) Take care of themselves6.) Collaborative relationship with their child’s teachers and the school7.) Strategic approaches to homework8.) Understanding their child’s IEP9.) Know their rights

Roles of Providers of Services

Board Certified Behavior Analysts (BCBAs): conduct behavioral assessments and provide interpretations of the results of such assessments. They design and supervise behavior analytic interventions to address both the acquisition of skills and the reduction of challenging behaviors.Counseling/Psychological Service: to provide parent training or support, social skills groups, clinical behavior therapy, play therapy.Occupational Therapists: to provide training in daily living skills such as dressing and hygiene, as well as fine motor skills related to holding objects, handwriting, cutting, and other activities. To improve the functional performance of an individual as it relates to the smaller muscle groups. They may also work on sitting, posture, perceptual skills, and many occupational therapists specialize in feeding and swallowing.Physical Therapists: to improve or restore physical function; they focus on the larger muscle groups. They use exercises to reduce pain or improve posture, locomotion, strength, endurance, balance, coordination, joint mobility and range of movement and flexibility. Exercises may be active or passive.Speech and Language Pathologists: to provide treatment of communication and speech impairments. Treatment areas may include muscle control related to speech production, articulation, prosody, vocabulary development, receptive and expressive language skills, conversation skills, and social pragmatics

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Early Intervention Strategies

Risk Factors

Developmental DelaysLow Birth WeightBiological RiskPerinatal PeriodEnvironmental RiskCongenitalPhyscial Developmental Delays

Learning DisabilitiesAutism Spectrum DisordersPhysical DisabilitiesBehavioral ' Emotional DisorderIntellectual DisabilitiesOther Health Impairments

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When the early intervention system receives a referral about a child with a suspected disability or developmental delay, they have within 45 days to complete the critical steps discussed thus far:1.) Screening (if used in the state),2.) Initial evaluation of the child,3.) Initial assessments of the child and family, and4.) Writing the IFSP (if the child has been found eligible)5.) Provide service from age 0 – 3, when the child turn 3 parents should have and IEP plan ready to prepare they child for school.

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