What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is a program designed to provide intervention to children ages birth to three years of age who are suspected of having a developmental delay. A developmental delay means that a child is behind in at least one area of development such as physical development (gross and fine motor abilities), cognitive development (learning and thinking), communication(understanding and using words), social-emotional development (relating to others) and/or adaptive development(self-help skills such as feeding). Our individual therapy sessions and group therapy help address these concerns in a fun way.
Early Intervention Groups
The Early Intervention groups at Kids First were designed to provide children with an opportunity to apply the skills they have learned in individual therapy sessions in a small group setting. These groups address the developmental needs of both special education children as well as their typical peers.
This group process is a great way for children to enhance their play skills, model age appropriate language skills, stretch their muscles in the sensory gym and learn a healthy way to separate from their caregiver.
We offer a variety of groups to address different learning, social and behavioral needs.
All children can benefit from this type of program and we encourage families to visit and see how their child can be part of this play centered learning experience.
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