Early Childhood Intervention Case Study

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The Greater Houston area and its surrounding community’s offer many different community-based, private, non-profit programs that cater to the growing population of our young children. Many of these organizations are free to families or provide financial support in order to provide a service to the children and their families. There are two programs that I researched and found great information that could be beneficial to my future students, parents as well as me. BACH ECI Brazoria County Association for Citizens with Handicaps (BACH) Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a non-profit organization that was established in 1973to service the needs of people with disabilities. In 1982, BACH organized the ECI Program through a grant from the…show more content…
These services include Assistive Technology: Services & Devices, Audiology, Case Management, Early Identification, Screening & Assessment, Family Counseling, Family Education, Medical Services (diagnostic or evaluation services used to determine eligibility), Nursing Services, Nutrition Services, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychological Services, Specialized Skills Training, Social Work Services, Speech-Language Therapy, and Vision Services. They also offer free services for families with special need children to age 12 through their Support Service Program (BACH 1). BACH vision is to promote positive child development programs for children with special needs and empower families to be lifelong advocates for their children (BACH 1). The roles of teachers are the same as the role of the children’s families, which is to provide insight, support, and nurturing support to the children with special needs. BACH ECI does not hiring teacher or teacher assistance in their program. Teachers and teacher’s assistances are used more in the transitional program, PPCD. They rely more on their certified specialist and…show more content…
A’STEAM is an afterschool program at 100+ afterschool care facilities, such as YMCA, in Greater Houston Area. This program encourages student grades k-5 with projects and experiments that brings real-life content to the STEAM discipline (CMH). EXXON Mobile Magnificent Movement, EMM3, is another outreach program CMH offers. EMM3 is a math-based academic enrichment program that partnered with 14 area schools that provides hands-on activities and training to teachers. The last outreach program mentioned is the Science Workshop at Edison Middle School. Lastly, the museum offers outreach programs to parents and families. Para Los Niños is a program offered to Spanish-speaking parent’s resources and tool that will improve their involvement with their children. Parent Star is a program that brings learning workshops to local school campuses for the parents and children. The museum also provides a Family Adventures Night. The program selects three local elementary schools and offers free transportation and admission to and from the
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