The first few years of a child’s life are a particularly sensitive period in his or her brain development. For children who sustained brain injuries at birth, early therapy interventions may improve their developmental path and increase their functional abilities.
In 1986, the federal government began the Early Intervention Program to provide services to babies who are developmentally delayed or are at risk for developmental delay—including children with birth injuries. Generally, Early Intervention Programs offer customized vision, hearing, nutritional, and medical services, as well as physical therapy, developmental therapy, speech/language therapy, and occupational therapy. They also provide parents and families with information to help better understand their child’s behavior and needs, and offer resources, support, and training to help caretakers work and play with the child more effectively. To find out about Early Intervention Program options in your state, click here.
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