Early Intervention

June 11, 2024 by
Early Intervention
Sabah Alfarsi
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Early intervention is based on a number of assumptions. The most important include:

1. All children can develop regardless of their disability, especially when they have opportunities during their early years. 

2. The first years of a child's life are the most important, in which his/her personality and growth are integrated. early intervention program is therefore important because of the immense positive impact it can deliver towards the development and growth of the child and the exploitation of his/her strengths
.3. For children to reach their potential, they need to have suitable opportunities.

4. Developmental delay in the first years of the child's age is a serious indicator and therefore the lack of accurate assessment of the child and the failure to provide early intervention programs for him/her and family at this stage will exacerbate the problem later.

5. Family is the main pillar of support for a child with disability.

6. Families are not prepared to have a child with disability and lack sufficient knowledge on how to deal with disability. The existence of early intervention programs is therefore critical to their guidance and support on both psychological and therapeutic levels.

7. The effectiveness of the use of medical aids as an early medical intervention to reduce the impact of disability in the early stages of life. 

8. Early intervention can prevent secondary complications like joint deformities often associated with some disabilities. 

9. Early intervention programs are considered economically viable, especially if the programs are implemented in the right way.

10. Disability affects various aspects of the child's growth as it passes through the original developmental stages. It affects the growth (social, cognitive, psychological, etc.) and thus, the presence of a multidisciplinary team within early intervention programs is very important at this critical stage of the child's age to provide comprehensive specialized services.

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