Understanding Early Intervention Programs
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December 29, 2022

Understanding Early Intervention Programs

Early intervention programs are designed to help children with learning and developmental disabilities. While specific types of learned behavior may come naturally to some children, some children can benefit from the assistance of trained professionals. The reason these programs are designed for young children, from infants to pre-school age, is to catch any problems before they become engrained behavior, correct them, and set your child up for healthier, stronger development.

Intervention programs can be tailored to meet the needs of your child. The team of trained professionals at Therapists 2 Go has over 25 years of experience with evaluating and assisting children with a range of disabilities and developmental concerns. Our team provides a full range of learning and development therapies that include:

These programs are designed to provide support, education, and information to families of children with two or more developmental delays and/or a diagnosed disability. As a parent, you should look into early intervention programs if you recognize concerns with or have questions about their child’s:

  • Attention
  • Movement and mobility
  • Feeding
  • Speaking and pronunciation
  • Listening and understanding
  • Social behavior and interaction

Benefits of Early Intervention Programs

The benefits that occur for your child are highly dependant on their unique needs and the type of intervention they need. But one thing remains consistent, expertly guided therapy sessions encourage healthy behavior and development that will set your child up for success in the future.

These skills and behaviors will positively influence their ability to learn, play, and even their ability to make friends and effectively maintain social relationships. Early intervention gives your child the opportunity to catch up and the confidence to interact with the world around them, which places less emphasis on disabilities or developmental delays. 

Early Intervention Programs Offered at Therapists 2 Go

At Therapists 2 Go, we provide a comprehensive range of services to help address your child’s developmental delays and/or disability. We have compiled a brief list of services below for your consideration!

Service Coordination

Early intervention service coordination combines the traditional case management activities of organizing and coordinating needed services with the philosophy of family-centered care. Service coordinators help families identify and prioritize concerns, assist parents in developing plans and strategies to meet the needs of their children and family units, and strengthen families’ competencies and sense of control over life events.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists at Therapists 2 Go are trained experts in evaluating children, setting up individual treatment programs, and working with families and other professionals. Children receiving occupational therapy (OT) may have difficulties with:

  • Development of physical motor skills
  • Cognitive and visual perceptual skills
  • Processing sensory information from their environment
  • Feeding and swallowing deficits and difficulties
  • Decreased strength, endurance, and range of motion of muscle and joints
  • + Many others

Speech Therapy

At Therapists 2 Go, speech-language pathologists (SLP) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties with communication, feeding, and swallowing. Speech-language pathologists evaluate and treat children with a range of conditions, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cleft lip and/or palate
  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties
  • Genetic and chromosomal disorders
  • Pervasive Developmental Disorder
  • Social communication deficits

Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapists (PTs) are experts in evaluating and treating children who have difficulties moving their bodies due to developmental delays or condition symptoms. They achieve this by correcting or improving motor impairments, providing resources for missing skills, and building on existing abilities. Physical therapists evaluate and treat children with a wide range of diagnoses, including:

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Developmental Coordination Disorder
  • Developmental delay
  • Toe Walking
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • + Many others…

Special Instruction

An Early Intervention Special Instructor (SI) is a teacher who specializes in supporting and understanding the social, emotional, and cognitive development of young children. The goal of this therapist is to increase a young child’s learning opportunities to positively impact his growth. 

ABA Service

ABA therapy includes many different techniques. All of these techniques focus on antecedents (what happens before a behavior occurs) and on consequences (what happens after the behavior). One technique is “positive reinforcement.” When a behavior is followed by something that is valued (a reward), that behavior is more likely to be repeated. ABA uses positive reinforcement in a way that can be measured in order to help bring about meaningful behavior change.

Early Intervention Programs Available via Teletherapy or at Home in New York, New York

If you would like to learn more about the programs offered at Therapists 2 Go or would like to speak with a member of our team about how our services can potentially help your child, call our offices to speak with a representative or schedule an appointment online today!

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