Early intervention includes providing services to the child to the earliest in his/her developmental stage. This early intervention is necessary because it is during these first five years that a child learns and develops at the fastest rate. At the age of three the child becomes eligible for educational services. The goal is to help the child achieve highest possible functioning and interaction both at home and community.
Educational Services and therapies in cases of early intervention is based on Psychological Assessment of the child which is being done at the time of admission of the child.
Early Intervention services available are
- Physical skills (reaching, crawling, walking, drawing, building)
- Cognitive skills (thinking, learning, solving problems)
- Communication skills (talking, listening, understanding others)
- Self-help or adaptive skills (eating, dressing)
- Social or emotional skills (playing, interacting with others)
- Sensory processing skills (handling textures, tastes, sounds, smells)