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Early intervention for speech therapy that every parent should consider. Not every child needs it but it should still be considered. If you think your child would benefit from early intervention then you’ve come to the right place. We found this article with more information. We hope it helps!

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The Goals of Early Intervention:
According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (1989), the three goals are of early intervention is:
1) Prevention: to hinder the occurrence of a communication disorder or delay by providing Early Intervention (EI) services to at-risk children and their families before an official diagnosis of a communication disorder is made.

2) Remediation: to provide EI services to children and their families who have already been diagnosed with a communication disorder or delay to decrease the long term occurrence or adverse impact that the communication disorder could possibly have on children later in life.

3) Compensation: to provide effective and functional communication strategies or intervention to children and their families with disabilities or impairment that is irreversible to increase the children’s quality of life.

How does Early Intervention Work?

In order for Early Intervention to work successfully the following elements must be considered:

1) Natural Environment: Providing services in the child’s home, day care center, or early education programs to ensure the child and the primary care giver (parent, guardian, day care teacher, etc) are the focus of the intervention and that intervention is embedded in the child’s daily routine with people they see everyday.

Structure of the Natural Environment: Considers family members in the home or significant people in the day care or education programs, considers family’s culture, values, beliefs or the educational objectives of the educational environment, and the setup of the home or early education program environment that shape how the child behaves, communicates, and responds to discipline.

2) Daily Routine: Considers the family and the child’s daily activities. The daily routine highlights communication breakdown, helps to develop target goals and objectives, and is where early intervention services will be embedded to increase the child’s communication.

3) Family Interactions: Families are at the center of early intervention because they provide the necessary models on a daily basis that children need to communicate more effectively.

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