Updated: Jun 8, 2022
Recognizing communication delays earlier in a child can decrease chances for future problems with behavior, comprehension, reading, and socialization. Discover the five methods that early intervention can help your child's development.
1. Provides Resources, Support, and Information - Early intervention services provide caregivers and families with the resources, support, and information they need to support their child's growth in all areas of development: cognitive, social-emotional, self help/adaptive, physical and language. Working with a BloomChild developmental specialist will help the child reach their developmental milestones through play based, child focused and fun activities.
2. Improves Relationships - When a child's social communication and play skills are delayed. parent-child and child-child interactions may suffer leading to difficulty in the child acquiring new skills, forming friendships, or self regulating. With early intervention, parents learn evidence based techniques to increase engagement and positive interactions with their child in a playful way that build a foundation for learning.
3. Improves Behavior - Young children with developmental delays or disabilities are prone to frustration and generally have difficulty with self-regulation and impulse control. They may exhibit undesirable or inappropriate ways to express their needs/wants which become challenging for parents or caregivers, negatively impacting the relationship with your child. Early intervention through positive behavior support plans can identify the function of the behavior and provide strategies to facilitate your child’s communication, help them identify and cope with strong emotions and get their needs/wants met in appropriate ways.
4. Promotes Future Success - Communication development leads the way for academic and professional success. Evidence shows that having a strong communication skills lends itself to imagination, creativity, and financial success.
5. Makes Learning Fun! - Early intervention will support caregivers with daily tasks done with their child. This provides more opportunities for the child to learn — not only when playing but also when dressing, getting ready, cooking, eating, chores, etc. Intervention gives families a wider glimpse of their child’s needs and show how to dissect learning into smaller steps. When children know what their expectations are and can be successful, they have fun learning in almost any activity, and want to learn more.