What is Early Intervention?
Early intervention means identifying and providing effective early support to children and young people who are at risk of poor outcomes.
Effective early intervention works to prevent problems occurring, or to tackle them head-on when they do, before problems get worse. It also helps to foster a whole set of personal strengths and skills that prepare a child for adult life.
School-based programs to improve children’s social and emotional skills, to mentoring schemes for young people who are vulnerable to involvement in crime. While some have argued that early intervention may have its strongest impact when offered during the first few years of life, the best evidence shows that effective interventions can improve children’s life chances at any point during childhood and adolescence.
What can early intervention achieve?
Early intervention approaches often focus on supporting key aspects of child development – their physical, cognitive, behavioural, and social and emotional development – where it has the potential to make the biggest difference and provide benefits throughout a person’s life.
1. Gross Motor Skill Development
• Enable children to perform every day functions, such as walking and running, playground skills and sporting skills.
2. Sensory Integration & Fine Motor Skill Practise
• Helps children to properly perceive sensory input and regulate all their senses.
• Perform crucial daily tasks.(self-care, writing and hand eye coordination)
3. Pre-academic & Cognitive Skill Learning
• Learning through play.
• Preparing children for school readiness.
• Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
• Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
• Cerebral Palsy (CP)
• Developmental Coordination Disorder (DCD/Dyspraxia)
• Down’s Syndrome (DS)
• Global Developmental Delay (GDD)
• Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD)
• Speech and Language Delay.