Essay On Early Intervention

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Early intervention programs relate to providing services to children that are delayed in development. These programs are for children up to 3 years old. However, these programs could continue with children who still have certain disabilities. Therefore, school systems must develop a system of instructing students with special needs. The federal government allow states to use their discretion in how this will be implemented. States use a variety of programs to help educate special needs children. Two programs that seem to be used by districts in New Jersey are TeamHope and CPNJ. TeamHope is a Speech and Pediatric Therapy Center whose focus is Autism disorders. They use the Applied Behavior Analysis methods. Applied Behavior Analysis is a philosophy…show more content…
They specialize in early intervention programs for children and continual intervention for school aged children and adults. They do not focus on one disability. They treat people who have any disability. Their web site indicates that they have a large professional staff. One interesting fact per their website is that CPNJ was founded in 1953 by parents of children with cerebral palsy. It seems as if they were determining to make sure their children receive the services they needed to be a productive member of our society. Since they help so many people with different disabilities they provide care in psychology, psychiatry, assistive technology, and augmentative and alternative communication. Also the parent is included in the intervention program. Parents are able to volunteer at the center. Which will help in improving the child’s skills. There have been many studies that show improve will happen if the child’s parent is willing to use some of the same strategies at home that is used at school. There has to be a strong communication between the interventionist and the parent. This finding points to the critical need for service providers to engage parents’ skills can be enhanced as part of early intervention service provision. (Keller-Margulis, Abrahamson, LIorens, & Dempsey,
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