Early intervention is a system of services that helps babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn the basic and brand-new skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:
If an infant or toddler has a disability or a developmental delay in one or more of these developmental areas, that child will likely be eligible for early intervention services. Those services will be tailored to meet the child’s individual needs and may include:
The Backpack connection series was created to provide a way for teachers and parents/caregivers to work together to help young children develop social emotional skills and reduce challenging behavior. This resource is available on the National Center for Pyramid Model Innovations website. https://challengingbehavior.cbcs.usf.edu/index.html
Infants and toddlers with disabilities, aged birth to three, may be eligible to receive early intervention supports and services to address their unique developmental needs. Their families can also receive early intervention supports and services so they can build their abilities to support their child’s development and advocate for services to meet their child’s unique needs.
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