Why Early Intervention?
For many, having a child with developmental delays can seem like a roadblock on the way to setting them up for success. However, the truth is that it doesn’t have to be anything more than a speedbump.
Decades of research have proven that our brains are programmed to learn fundamental skills during the first six years of life, with the most critical of those being the first three. However, due to various conditions, special needs, or developmental delays in children, there is a risk that these important milestones can be missed (such as physical, cognitive, communicative, social, emotional, and self-help skills). It is in such cases that Early Intervention services can step in and make a difference.
So, what are the benefits of Early Intervention programs and how can they really help to set up a child for success? According to TEIS, the Therapeutic Early Intervention Service, there are three main benefits to Early Intervention programs:
- Enhances Development. “Early Intervention improves and enhances the development of a child with developmental delays, special needs, or other concerns.”
- Provides Assistance. “Early Intervention provides assistance and support to empower families of children with developmental delays, special needs, or other concerns.”
- Lays Foundation. “Early Intervention lays a foundation that will improve the life of the child and offer greater opportunities.”
There is little debate on the importance of Early Intervention services, but it is urgent to identify the need as early as possible. Programs for vulnerable children can significantly reduce the likelihood of problems in behavior, learning, and health later in life, as well as be more effective and less costly the earlier it is addressed.
If you’re concerned about the development of your child, suspect a disability, or simply desire to understand more about EI, ABTi holds an Exclusive Territory CLM (Competent Learner Model) T-LAB License to operate in UAE, the surrounding region, and India. Get in touch with our team at firstname.lastname@example.org today to learn more!