If your child is at risk for developmental delay, he or she may qualify for speech therapy early intervention services. These services help children develop skills needed for school success. Early intervention specialists identify children who need assistance and connect them to resources.
Early intervention services provide a team of professionals who work together with parents to ensure that children reach their full potential. They also support family relationships.
An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is a document that outlines what your child will receive. It describes the types of services that your child will receive, including the provider and how long the plan will be in effect.
The IFSP is a plan created by the service coordinator, who will work with the parents and other caregivers. During the process, your service coordinator will help you choose an evaluation agency. He or she will meet with you to talk about your child’s needs.
Reasons Why Early Intervention in Speech Therapy is Important
You should also think about your child’s future goals. This is a great time to discuss any challenges that you are facing with your child. Some families are very comfortable discussing their concerns and questions, but others might feel uncomfortable.
Identify what you believe your child is best at. Consider the strengths of your child and what activities and skills he or she is missing. When you talk to your child’s teacher or paediatrician, write down important information and observations. Also, collect and share examples of work that your child is doing.
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