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What Is Early Intervention?
Children development and growth will happen on their own rate but some children started to talk and walk early in comparison to others and some children may be delayed in learning those basic skills. In this case, when a parent is having a doubt of delaying their baby’s skills and development than they should seek help which is known as an early intervention.
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Early intervention is for children up to 3 years and it is available in every state. The early invention team consists of professionals, families, audiologists or speech pathologists. They help the children in developing the following skills:
- Cognitive Skills
- Communication Skills
- Physical and Sensory Skills
- Social-Emotional Skills
- Adaptive or Self-Help Skills
What Is Early Intervention Speech Therapy?
Speech therapy is helpful for those children who experience speech and language delays. Now early intervention speech therapy means that giving a child early treatment of speech therapy for speech or language delay. Some children will catch up speech or language ability without intervention but some children require a little extra help to reach their milestones of speech and language.
Early intervention speech therapy is a process in which different strategies are made to help in supporting the speech and language development of the child. These strategies are used by speech and language therapist, teachers and parents also.
Following are some Strategies of early intervention speech therapy:
1. Play Activities
Playing is one of the important part of your child’s communication, language and speech development. Through playing, children are more able to explore the world around them and undertand more about how things are working around them. Here are some variety of plays that you can try with your child:
- Exploratory Play – To play this, you need a variety of various objects and materials in a bag that can be different in size, shape, and texture. Now encourage your children to reach to the bag, and pull out an object by feeling around. Now after finding the object talk about it with your children and explore the use of that object. This will make the actrivity a fun that will increase your child’s interest and encourage him/her to find more object.
- Self-Pretend Play – To play this, you need some everyday objects that you and your children use. Everyday objects like brushes, spoons, dishes, cups, items of clothing etc. Motivate your children to copy you by using these objects while you are using the objects like brushing your hair with brush or drinking water from the cup etc.
- Symbolic Play – In this play, the child will use one thing to represent something else for instance, suppose your child is having a building block but he/she will pretent that it is a phone or may be something to eat. Your role in this game is to act out everyday situation normally or as your child’s wish and after that, introduce the object or toy to represent the real object.
Children learn new words or sound by listening to them in their nearby environment or in the environment around them. This is why it is crucial to make sure that they are hearing good models of words and sound. Here are some points that can help you in this:
- Hold the object in front of your child or point it out on which you are talking about so that your children can make the link betweeen the object and your words.
- Repeat the words what your child says but you should be saying it using a correctly structured sentence, and if his/her sound is not also clear then repeat this back too.
- You can expand your child’s language by adding a word or two when modelling langauge for him/her.
- Use simple sentences which are short and having 2-3 words longer than the chid would use themselves.
- Some example of modelling are, when your child says “Bar (Instead for Car)” than you should reply””Yes, that’s a car“. And an example of a longer sentence is when your child says “Daddy’s tup (Instead of Daddy’s Cup)” than you should reply “Yes daddy’s cup. Daddy’s cup is big“.
In this activity, follow your child’s lead by labelling the objects they are holding or looking at. Through this, you are helping your child in relating a verbal label to the real object.
In this activity/strategy, if your child is not performing much eye contact with you then you can bring the object in which he/she is interested in up to your face and then label the word on the object.
To develop a child’s understanding, questions are proven to be important but remember that this might not be helpful if the question asked by you do not relate to your child’s thoughts because this will be difficult for him/her to listen to unrelated information and link them. Here are some points to keep in mind while asking questions from your children:
- When trying to develop your child’s speech and language, it is crucial to monitor the number and variety of questions you use.
- Ask simple questions like a question relating to an object on which your child looking at.
- Give your child plenty of time to answer your questions because they need time to plan for what they are going to or what they should say.
- While asking questions, comment on whatever your child is doing like explaining what your child is doing or you can expand their sentence by adding some few extra words.
5. Choice Making
Choices are considered to be one of the most excellent ways to motivate your child to communicate and using language to tell what he/she wants. By getting a choice your children will know how the words sound and will also get the opportunity to communicate without any hesitation as this time it is just about to choose one from two.
You can use any activity to practice this, like choosing between DVD’s, snacks, books, and toys, etc.
When Early Intervention Speech Therapy Is Needed?
In some cases, some families gets early intervention services when a genetic or chromosomal disability is identified just after the birth of the baby. But in some other cases, signs like refusing to be held, feeding problems, fearing movement, and sensory sensitivities had been seen also.
If you notice that your child is not being able to develop basic skills around the age of 3, than you should consult your physician. Following are some other scenerio that if you notice in your child, definitily consult your physician as soon as possible:
- If your child is not starting to crawl by 10 months
- If your child is not started to imitate gesture, pointing or waving by 12 months
- If your child is not started to walk by 18 months
- If your child is not started to manipulate ring stacks, nesting cups, and form boards by 18 months
- If your child is not started to saying and understanding at least 50 words by the age of 24 months
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