What is it?
Early Intervention, is supporting a child’s development as early as possible when suspecting, or knowing of developmental delays.
Early intervention can provide the strategies and treatment needed to shift a child’s development in order to help them function in daily tasks and activities.
Developmental delays can often occur in more than one area of a child’s development and milestones.
Some common areas of delay include,
Why does it matter?
It is important to take notice of developmental delay s as early as possible, as these can be possible underlying signs and symptoms of an existing medical condition, such as Global Developmental delay (GDD), Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), cerebral palsy, or genetic disorders.
What can I do?
There is plenty of research out there which can be overwhelming and at times leave you feeling uncertain at what to do regarding supporting your child’s development; however if unsure it is best to get support from a health profession to support development, such as an Occupational Therapist (Functioning/Therapy), Speech therapist (talking/swallowing/communication) or a Physiotherapist (Muscular/movement).
Below includes a range of health professionals that can support and provide intervention planning for your child,
Melissa Walker-Tate (Occupational Therapist)
Connecting Together Ltd.