Early intervention is a type of medical, social, educational, or psychological service provided to children under six years and who require special need or suffer from any developmental delay or disability.
Conditions that Require Early Intervention
Developmentally Delayed Children
They are children who face one or more of the following developmental delays:
Cognitive delay, motor delay, linguistic delay, socio-emotional delay, self-care delay.
Children with Established Disabilities
They are children with:
Genetic disorders, nervous disorders, infectious diseases, congenital defects, sensory disorders, metabolic disorders, excessive attachment to the mother, poisoning.
They are children who were exposed to at least three natural risks such as:
Mother’s age at birth (down syndrome), decrease in income, unstable family status, parental disabilities, use of hazardous drugs, or biological (prematurity or cerebral hemorrhage).
Early Intervention at Ehtiwa
Provide training and counseling programs for the children’s families.
Refer a child who was diagnosed with poor sensory, learning, cognitive, or communication skills.
Duties of the Early Intervention Specialist
Advising and working closely with the child’s family.
Setting special plans and goals for each child.
Modifying the learning methods and tools to adapt each child.
Full child evaluation