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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Behavior Management Guidelines
The most important keys to successful behavior management
are consistency and repetition. Stick to whatever rules you
make all the time. Know that the rules will need to be repeated
again and again for them to work.
The best way to teach behavior is to use lots of
rewards. For every problem behavior, there is a good
behavior to take its place. Give rewards after good behavior so
your child will want to do the good behavior, instead of the
bad. Your child should make the connection between the good
behavior and the rewards.
Make sure you do not accidentally reward the problem
behaviors. For example, if your child throws a tantrum
to get attention, don't give him/her attention. Otherwise,
he/she will make the connection between the problem behavior and
Your child will cooperate with the rules when there
is an overall positive relationship where he/she feels valued
and loved. This is another reason that it is very
helpful to use lots of rewards when managing behavior. Remember
the '10 to 1' rule: for every negative comment or correction,
there should be at least ten positive comments.
Make sure your child understands what is going on.
Give instructions and provide rewards, so he/she knows what is
expected and why he/she is being rewarded or why he/she is not
Set things up to succeed. Do everything you
can think of, to make it least likely that the problem behavior
can happen. For example, if your child is throwing rocks through
the window, get rid of the rocks!
Get organized. Start with a simple plan that
is easy to do, and stick to it. Keep a written record of
progress so you know what works and what doesn't. If something
isn't working, try to figure out why and try a new plan based on
what you have learned.
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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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