Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:
Early intervention is for children from birth to age 3. To be eligible, your child must have either:
If an infant or toddler has a disability or a developmental delay in one or more of these developmental areas, that child will likely be eligible for early intervention Program. Those programs will be tailored to meet the child’s individual needs and may include:
The term “developmental delay” is an important one in early intervention. Broadly speaking, it means that a child is delayed in some area of development. There are five areas in which development may be affected:
Our Normal Developmental Milestones page outlines some of the typical skills that babies and toddlers learn by certain ages. It’s a good resource to consult if you’re concerned that a child may have a developmental delay.
If you have concerns about your baby or toddler developmental delay, you can contact D’Soul Child Development Centre early intervention program and ask for an evaluation.
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, the earlier you seek help, the better.
Early intervention program to address developmental delays can make a crucial difference in your child’s life