Early Intervention

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Sarah Murray holding a baby

What is Early Intervention?

When infants, toddlers and young children are not meeting their typical expected milestones, they may require early intervention.

Early intervention seeks to close the gap in the young child's delay in order to ensure that they meet their expected milestones.

Early intervention also ensures that no other milestone falls behind and that no other milestones are overlooked.

Don't accept a 'wait and see' response from anyone.
Don't waste valuable time.
Don't wait for an assessment of needs.
Trust your gut.
If your child is presenting with any of the common concerns below, please seek early intervention immediately.
 

Common Concerns

  • My child isn’t talking

  • My child isn’t engaging 

  • My child struggles to communicate

  • My child experiences challenging behaviour

  • My child does not play

  • My child isn't using gestures

  • My child doesn't babble or make sounds 

  • My child rarely looks at me when I call their name

  • My child has regressed and lost skills

  • My child has stopped talking and babbling 

  • My child gets upset when I ask them to do something

  • I'm not sure if my child understands me 

  • I don't know how to connect

  • I don’t know what to do for the best

  • I’m worried and overwhelmed 

Sarah Murray Assessing Child
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Typical Client Profiles:​

  • Developmental delay

  • Incomplete or absent communication 

  • Late talkers, pre-verbal & non-verbal

  • Premature birth

  • Children with medical needs

  • Autism

  • Twins

  • 0-2 years

  • 2-6 years

Settings Covered:

  • Creche

  • Montessori 

  • Preschool

  • Home environment

  • Classrooms

  • Grandparents house

  • Playground

 

(The list is endless!)

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