Main – Early Interventionjturman2020-09-29T21:00:04+00:00
Children develop at their own pace. Some children walk and talk early or on time, but others are delayed in learning age-appropriate skills. If you have any concerns about your child’s speech, motor or cognitive development, the earlier you seek the better outcome it is for your child. Speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists help your child develop skills including:
communication skills (e.g., gesturing, talking, listening, understanding)
physical and sensory skills (e.g., crawling, walking, climbing, seeing, hearing)
social–emotional skills (e.g., playing, understanding feelings, making friends)
adaptive or self-help skills (e.g., eating, bathing, dressing).
Early intervention is different for each child and family depending on your child’s needs and your family’s priorities. Early speech, language, and occupational intervention can help children be more successful with reading, writing, schoolwork, and interpersonal relationships.
A lot happens developmentally in the first few years of life and the most important step is to START EARLY! (Source: ASHA Research)
For a brief summary on developmental milestones for ages birth through 5 years, please review our Developmental Milestones. For information on how to get started with a free 10-15 minute screening or to begin the process in receiving an evaluation and therapy services, pleasecontact us at (786) 717-5649. If you’re interested in additional ways to help support your child’s development, we encourage you to review our Specialized Programs which include our Exceptional Camp.
Did you know?
Approximately 19 percent of children between the ages of two and seven demonstrate a language delay.
The prevalence of speech sound disorders in young children is 8-9%. By the first grade, roughly 5% of children have noticeable speech disorders; the majority of these speech disorders have no known cause.
It is estimated that more than 3 million Americans stutter.
It is estimated that approximately 80,000 individuals acquire aphasia each year.
Incidence of childhood stuttering is highest between a child’s second and fourth birthdays, ultimately affecting 4% to 5% of the population.
Case histories often reveal a positive family history of communication disorders. Between 28% and 60% of children with a speech and language deficit have a sibling and/or parent who is also affected.
Source: ASHA Research
Play lets children develop their creativity, imagination, dexterity, cognitive, and emotional skills. Play is a very important element to healthy brain development. Appropriate play skills at an early age encourage language and motor development, as well as, interaction and engagement with the world around them. It is through play that children at a very early age engage and interact in the world around them.
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