Essay on Effects Of Early Intervention Programs On Children

1537 Words Oct 25th, 2016 7 Pages
Early intervention programs are provided all over the United States to premature infants to age three, but sometimes it can even go beyond if approved during certain situations. Early intervention programs vary from state to state with rules and regulations, but overall it helps children that are born with disabilities or developmental delays during the time they should be developing the skills that a normal developing child would have developed. These children can be either be environmentally or biologically at risk due to their diagnosis. It covers the basic physical needs such as reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking. It also covers other aspects such as: cognitive, communication, social emotional, and even self-help skills. This type of services are family directed therefore it focuses on helping the family to understand the disabilities of their child, and it focuses mainly on the special needs the children have to help enhance their development. These special needs can be meet through the help of assistive technology, audiology, speech, counseling and training, medical, nursing, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and psychological services. All of these services are offered through the early intervention program. Infants with disabilities or development delays that are approved for early intervention are put through evaluation before acceptance. This evaluation is done simply to gain a better understanding of what the diagnosis, and what…

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