Early Intervention speech therapy is a service that focuses on improving a child’s speech and abilities to understand and express language, including nonverbal language.
- Birth to three years old is a crucial developmental period for a child’s brain development.
Starting early intervention can minimize/prevent further delays and positively impact a child’s developmental path. Early intervention services include speech and language skills, fine and gross motor skills, social and emotional skills, cognitive skills, and activities of daily living.
2. Children who have their needs met at an earlier age have a greater chance of reaching their fullest potential.
3. Early intervention services not only greatly benefit the child, but their families as well. These services work alongside families to provide strategies that families can implement into their daily routines. The more the families know, the more skills the child can develop to aid in long-term success. The earlier the better!
If you are concerned about your child’s development, seek out an evaluation or speak with your pediatrician.
About the Author: Jacqueline Pfeiffer, M.S. CCC-SLP earned her B.S. in Psychology at The State University of New York College at Oneonta and M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from Sacred Heart University. Jacqueline provides Early Intervention Speech Therapy Services to children ages 0-3 in Westchester County.