Interventions targeting people displaying the early signs and symptoms of a mental health problem or mental disorder. Early intervention also encompasses the early identification of people suffering from a first episode of disorder.
Services for disabled infants and toddlers (birth through two years of age) and their families. Early intervention services may include, but are not limited to the following: special instruction for the child, service coordination, family counseling and/or training, social work services, health services, medical services, audiology, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and physical therapy. Early intervention services are funded under Part H of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Children are eligible for early intervention services if they exhibit developmental delays or have a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in developmental delays in the following areas: cognitive skills, social/emotional skills, adaptive behavior, communication skills, physical skills. Early intervention services are frequently delivered in the home.
Specific services which are provided to infants and toddlers that show signs of, or are at risk of, having a developmental delay. These services are often tailored to the specific needs of each child with the goal of furthering development. Early intervention services are often provided at no cost to children who qualify and their families.
A Department of Public Health (DPH) sponsored comprehensive, community-based program of integrated developmental services that uses a family-centered approach to facilitate the developmental progress of at-risk children between birth and three years old.
Actions designed to build on the strengths of children and families, help them to better cope with crises that may occur in their lives, and increase the number of sources of support in their lives.
A process used to recognize warning signs for mental health problems and to take early action against factors that put individuals at risk. Early intervention can help children get better in less time and can prevent problems from becoming worse.
Refers to the range of services designed to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or at risk of developmental delay. These services should be offered, to the maximum extent possible, in a natural environment, such as the home or in community settings, in which children without disabilities participate. Early intervention services that are under public supervision, must be given by qualified personnel and require the development of an individualized family service plan (see Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP)), developed in conjunction with the family, to guide the early intervention or therapeutic services given to a child. Early intervention services should also enhance the capacity of families to meet the needs of their infants and toddlers with disabilities. Services may include but are not limited to: speech and language therapy, physical and/or occupational therapy, special education, and a range of family support services. Early intervention is sometimes used to refer to any systematic effort to improve developmental outcomes for young children.
Early Intervention, before the age of 5, has been shown to significantly affect the prognosis of children diagnosed with autism and other developmental disorders. Therapies may include any or all of: behavioural intervention (such as ABA), occupational therapy (including sensory integration therapy), physical therapy, and speech therapy.
Special services designed to meet the developmental needs of eligible infants and toddlers with developmental disabilities and their families. (children, toward them, deficient/needs, beforehand, for them, care for, working with them)
Targets individuals or groups who are developing problems, which could place them at high risk of developing self-harm, and suicide related behaviours (eg young people with early and emerging mental health problems). Early intervention includes strategies to facilitate early identification of young people at risk to assist them gain access to appropriate help, as well as intervention to prevent further development of the emerging problems. Early intervention occurs BEFORE suicide related behaviours emerge.
Support for young children with special education needs which is available from birth to the child's successful transition to school. The support is also available to families and early childhood services.
Services and programs for infants and young children (under 3 years old) who are experiencing delay in reaching deevlopmental milestones, have disabilities or who are at-risk for developing handicapping conditions.
Provides support for infants and young children who have disabilities or developmental delays. Early intervention services include but are not limited to identification and screening, occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physiotherapy. The services are provided for the purpose of lessening the effects of the conditions and enhancing the child's development. Early intervention can have significant impact on the child and their family by reducing the number of special services needed, reducing stress and frustration, and possibly making the child indistinguishable from mainstream classmates.
Providing services and programs to infants and toddlers (under age three) with disabilities in order to minimize or eliminate the disability as they mature.
A range of services designed to enhance the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities or at risk of development delay. These services are intended to maximize the potential of the child.
The specialized way of interacting with infants to minimize the effects of conditions that can delay early development.
Providing programs and services to infants and children with developmental disabilities during the period of most rapid growth and development - birth to five years.
Services to very young children -- birth to age three -- who have developmental or physical problems such as cognitive, physical, communication, social/emotional and or adaptive delays.
process that allows medical specialists to determine physical and mental problems in infants so as to provide short/long-term treatment.
Special education and related services provided to children under age of 5.
Providing programs and services to infants and children with developmental disabilities from birth to five years — the period of the most rapid growth and development.
Thesaurus of psychological index terms Action taken utilising medical, family, school, social or mental health resources and aimed at infants or children at risk of, or in the early stages of mental, physical, learning or other disorders.
Programs and services for children with disabilities from birth to age 3.
A process for recognizing warning signs that individuals are at risk for mental health problems and taking early action against factors that put them at risk. Early intervention can help children get better faster and prevent problems from becoming worse. Emergency And Crisis Services A group of services that are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help during a mental health emergency. When a child is thinking about suicide, these services could save his or her life. Examples: telephone crisis hotlines, crisis counseling, crisis residential treatment services, crisis outreach teams, and crisis respite care.
making available services and programs to infants and toddlers (0-3) with disabilities to minimize the affects of the disability as they mature
Home-based services for children from birth through age two who have a developmental delay or disability. Services are designed to support families and foster normal development and sound experience in natural settings.
Assisting child when warning signs exist indicating that child may develop mental and other health problems.
Early intervention is an attempt to locate, identify, and evaluate young children with developmental disabilities or developmental delays and provide services to counteract these disorders and facilitate the child's development. Every state has organizations that provide early intervention services.
A collection of services and/or supports for eligible children from birth to the age of beginners, designed to provide stimulation and education.