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.
Ask a Therapist
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!
Ask a Therapist
Therapy Options for Your Child
Thankfully we have many options to help us with our children's
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? This is a decision that needs to
be made based on the needs of your child, funding sources available, the age
of your child, and the severity of their condition.
Please visit the pages listed below to learn more.
- Therapeutic Equipment
Therapeutic equipment is equipment that is used to help your child
achieve a new level of development
- Therapy Tools
Therapy tools are tools that are often used during therapy to help your
child reach their goals
- Early Intervention
What is Early Intervention? Much has been written about the importance
of a child's first five years of life. Learn more and find Early
Intervention Contacts for your state.
- School Based Therapy
School based therapy is funded through the education system. It ensures
your child is able to receive the same level of education as others.
- Outpatient Therapy
Out-patient therapy is initiated by your physician. Your child's doctor
starts the process by writing a prescription for an evaluation and
treatment, and he or she will remain an integral part of the outpatient
Brown, W., Thurman, S.K., & Pearl, L.F. (1993). Family centered early
intervention with infants and toddlers: innovative cross-disciplinary
approaches. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co.
Division for Early Childhood. (1993). DEC recommended practices:
Indicators of quality in programs for infants and young children with
special needs and their families. Reston, VA: The Council for Exceptional
Lerner, J.W., Lowenthal, B., and Egar, R. (1998). Preschool children with
special needs. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Zhang, C. & Bennett, T. (2000). The IFSP/IEP process: Do recommended
practices address culturally and linguistically diverse families? (CLAS
Technical Report #10). Champaign, IL: University of Illinois at
Urbana-Champaign, Early Childhood Research Institute on Culturally and
Linguistically Appropriate Services.
This information has been reprinted from the ERIC Clearinghouse on
Disabilities and Gifted Education
The Council for Exceptional Children
1110 N. Glebe Rd.
Arlington, VA 22201-5704
Toll Free 1-800-328-0272
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