Early Childhood Intervention
This website is a place for families who are facing
challenges pertaining to their child's development and
It is a place to find answers and practical
suggestions. That's what Early Intervention Support is all
Whether a family has a child with a challenging behavior,
a disability or developmental issue, childhood is short - it
should be savored and enjoyed.
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We understand developmental milestones and the challenges
of Special Needs children. We spend a great deal of time
with families understanding the inner workings of childhood
routines and interactions. Ask us about your child today!
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Very Low Birth Weight
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A baby who is born weighing less than 3 pounds, 4 ounces
(l,500 grams) is often at risk for other complications.
Babies this small often have a harder time eating, gaining
weight, and fighting off infections. In addition, the baby may
have a low oxygen level at birth.
What Are the Causes?
- Women who are teenagers have a higher risk of having a
baby with a low birth weight
- African-American babies are at double the risk of being
under weight than those born to Caucasian women
- Mothers who use drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes during
pregnancy have a greater risk of having a low birth weight
- Multiple birth babies are at risk of a very low birth
rate, often because they are born premature
- Poor prenatal care
Low Birth Weight Treatment
A low birth weight baby will be cared for in the neonatal
intensive care unit (NICU). The baby often needs a temperature
controlled bed and a feeding tube will be necessary if he or she
Are There Any Long-Term Problems?
Babies who are born with a low birth weight often have a hard
time catching up developmentally. They can have intellectual and
neurological problems such as cerebral palsy, blindness,
deafness, and mental retardation.
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Learn More About Early Intervention
Thankfully, there are many ways to deal with childhood developmental
delays and behaviors. These include in-home services, outpatient (you take
your child to a clinic), inpatient (following injury or surgery) and school
based services. Which type of therapy should you choose?
Visit our Therapy Options
area to learn more.
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