What Is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is what I do. It’s my jam! My role in early intervention is a special instructor. I had intended to write a beautiful and lengthy explanation on IDEA Part C, but I decided other bigger and better writers have done this before. Here is a wonderful site parentcenterhub.org that explains what I am too intimidated to even try.
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:
- physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking);
- cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems);
- communication (talking, listening, understanding);
- social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy); and
- self-help (eating, dressing).
I will not reinvent the wheel here on this blog. If there is a website that goes into great length to explain a federal law or program…I’ll use that site and link you to it. It is my intent to share my experiences and things that make early intervention unique to me. Maybe I’ll share a funny story about what happened to me on a home visit one day, or maybe I’ll provide a strategy to increase core strength in infants.