Kids with autism, down syndrome, dyslexia, hearing, language and speech disorders, all qualify as kids with special needs. And special needs deserve special treatment! In this edition of our special needs series, we are throwing light on Early Intervention for kids with speech, hearing and language disorders.
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This special treatment however, starts with Early Intervention a.k.a early detection. Just like you have a vaccine schedule in place for your kid, you also need to get your child screened for any kind of communication delay. If a child gets diagnosed with any kind of communication disorder, then early intervention helps inform the parents and the would-be education institute about the child’s special needs! After all, like the great Benjamin Franklin once said - "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."
Early Intervention (EI) can begin as early as, at the time of conception. It is however the lack of information and awareness that keeps parents from taking necessary measures in time. It’s time to change that! Here is how…
Let’s deconstruct early Intervention
Why is early intervention important
To provide Early Intervention to your kid
EI can be provided by participating at various levels such as
EI is based on evidence based practices, synthesized from multiple perspectives and experiences of research.
In my experience, children's overt behaviour, verbal/nonverbal, and parent's / family's response to it are two biggest mirror reflectors to point at the possible underlying problems of hearing/ speech/ communication. So why wait for children to fail academically or socially and then give them the help they need? Opt for EI instead.
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Asha.org. (2017). Roles and Responsibilities of Speech-Language Pathologists in Early Intervention: Guidelines. [online] Available at: http://www.asha.org/policy/GL2008-00293/ [Accessed 30 Mar. 2017].