The Benefits of Early Intervention in Children Age 3-6
According to research, preschool age children age 3-6 experience the highest rate of learning and development. Children with special needs, or developmental delays, risk missing some of the most important learning and developmental milestones. Early intervention helps keep these children on a path to making the most of abilities and skills developed during the early years.
Positive early experiences are known to lead to success in school, the workplace, and the community.
According to Wendy L. Stone, Ph.D. and Theresa Foy diGeromino, MEd. in their book Does My Child Have Autism?, “A good early intervention program has at least four benefits:
- It will provide your child with instruction that will build on his or her strengths to teach new skills, improve behaviors, and remediate areas of weakness.
- It will provide you with information that will help you better understand your child’s behavior and needs.
- It will offer resources, support, and training that will enable you to work and play with your child more effectively.
- It will improve the outcome for your child.
For these reasons, an intervention program for your child should be implemented as soon as possible after he or she receives a diagnosis.”
Community Partnerships of Idaho offers an Early Intervention Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) for children with developmental disabilities. ABA is a scientifically proven intervention approach which uses principles that increase skills and decrease challenging behavior by using positive reinforcement strategies.
For more information on this program visit: https://www.mycpid.com/services/aba-early-intervention/.