Early Intervention Therapy
Children at risk of a developmental delay or disorder are routinely referred to early intervention by their physician. If a child qualifies, he or she may receive a range of services at no (or low) cost to the family. Early Intervention is designed to improve outcomes for children with disabilities by providing early, appropriate, and intensive interventions.
Early Intervention program is one designed for young children in need of therapy services. Early intervention is for children who range from birth to 4 years of age who are at risk of developing a disabling condition or have a known condition / Diagnosis, or other special needs that may affect their overall development.
Therapy can enhance the development of skills in the areas of:
- Gross motor,
- Fine motor,
- Sensory processing
- Adaptive behaviour.
Who can benefit:
Our early programme is for children with identified disorders (such as cerebral palsy, autism, down syndrome, behavioural difficulties, sensory processing disorders, etc..) for children currently under diagnostic investigations, children at risk of developmental delay and for children who are typically developing, but may be experiencing a delay in one or more aspects of development.
Standardised testing is performed at the beginning and end with every child. The emphasis of Early intervention is on prevention, developmental facilitation and enrichment in playful and supportive environment. Parent education and participation in the activities of the early intervention programme are essential components. Parental involvement will take the form of identifying target goals in conjunction with clinicians, and reporting changes to support the aims of their child’s programme.
Our intervention strategies follow latest research, and we use a blend of evidence based approaches known to produce beneficial effects for the child. Focus of intervention is aimed at parent and caregiver education/facilitation and allowing the individual child flexibility in terms of choice, plays companions and materials, level of challenge, etc... Thus capitalizing on the child’s intrinsic motivation.