A young child’s life is measured by a series of firsts…
their first smile, first words…First Steps.
Early identification and intervention is an important step to give a young child the best start in life. When a parent/caregiver sees their child not speaking based on their developmental stage or acting badly by frequent outbursts or temper tantrums, for example, they worry how these will affect their child’s future life.
At accessAbilities, licensed, skilled and dedicated professionals provide children birth to age 3 with services that address identified needs and create a solid foundation for early learning.
The family works together with therapists and early education specialists, in the comfort of their home, community or through tele-intervention services, to carry out an individualized service plan. Parents take part learning techniques to incorporate skills into their everyday activities and routines.
Therapists and Early Education Specialists work with the family and child, in the comfort of their home or a location chosen by the child’s parent/caregiver to develop an individualized service plan. accessAbilities First Steps Early Intervention program encourages parents to take part in their child’s therapy sessions to learn basic techniques and treatment for continual reinforcement. Learned skills can be incorporated into everyday activities and routines.
Physical Therapists focuses on large muscle development that will assist a child learn how to roll over, sit, crawl, and eventually to walk.
Occupational Therapists focus on small muscle development helping a child to learn how to reach, grasp, and play in a purposeful way.
Speech/Language Pathologists help to build an early foundation for language development and communication. Feeding and swallowing therapies can be provided.
Registered dietitians address feeding issues, dietary intake, and offer consultation with parents regarding special dietary needs for the child.
Certified teachers of the visually impaired are available to help children work toward independence.
An experienced team of Early Childhood Teachers provide strategies to assist the child with key developmental skills such as problem solving and social skills while working to increase the child’s ability to think and communicate.
Play is an important activity for a child’s development. accessAbilities First Steps Early Intervention Services offers a lending library of toys and assistive technology for family to borrow for skill reinforcement.
Is it okay to use “baby talk”? Absolutely! Infants naturally respond to exaggerated intonation. Using a high pitched, sing-song voice will help to maintain their attention and interest in you. When your baby begins to coo and babble, make the same sounds, too. Try to keep the vocal interaction going back and forth. You’ll be […]