What is Early Childhood Intervention?

What is Early Childhood Intervention

What is Early Childhood Intervention?  A successful way to give a child a jump on communication and a great way to spend your professional day.  Research in our field tells us that early intervention is very important to success in speech and language development.

We wanted to put together the most commonly asked questions about early intervention (called “EI” for short in most parts of the US, and “ECI”, or “early childhood intervention” in Texas).  This is information to share with families or use to serve the little ones.  There is also a great need for professionals who want to work with young children.  So, hopefully this list will help you on your way.

Below you’ll find the answers to your questions with links to follow for more in-depth information.

Got more questions?  Let us know.  We would be happy to answer them and add them to our list.

Effectively Evaluating Young Children

early intervention guidebook Check out our Early Intervention Guidebook if you work with young children or are a parent who want to improve your child’s communication.

Written by: Scott Prath

2 Comments on “What is Early Childhood Intervention?”

  1. Zachary Tomlinson December 12, 2022 at 3:56 pm #

    I find it fascinating that an early childhood intervention plan helps your child avoid any developmental delays. I first heard about this term on a movie that I binged with my mom last weekend. Now that I understand the benefits of trying this out, I’ll be sure to consider it if I end up becoming a father.

    • December 13, 2022 at 12:38 pm #

      Hi Zachary, Yes, an intervention plan can really improve a child’s communication. The best way to think about it is that every event in a family’s day (e.g. going to the store, eating) is made more linguistically rich by focusing on language concepts that can be improved. It is an expansion on whatever is already going on in the family’s life, more than an addition to it. Most children develop communication naturally. For the children who demonstrate a delay or have a communication disorder, early intervention is an amazing way to improve communication. I like the sentiment of your message and thank you for writing in. I do want to clarify for the parents who are facing more severe issues that not all developmental delays can be avoided. However, once they are recognized, an early intervention plan can make incredible improvements.
      Best Regards,

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