First Steps Early Intervention Services - Program Strategies
accessAbilities First Steps Early Intervention Services program staff want to ensure the best outcome for your child. Other techniques used to meet a child’s individualized plan includes:
- Positive Behavioral Support - Challenging behaviors, such as temper tantrums, can be difficult for a child and their parent/caregiver. Gaining an understanding of what may cause or start a behavior to occur can help the accessAbilities team determine a plan of action. Redirection and positive reinforcement of good behaviors are techniques often used to change or lessen challenging behaviors. A thorough assessment is conducted to provide strategies and goals to work towards improvement.
- Sensory Integration - Refers to an individual’s ability to take information received by sight, sound, smell and touch and use that information for daily living activities.
- Feeding Tips and Nutrition - A child needs a variety of foods and textures at different stages in life. Our staff helps to identify and teach about methods to encourage a child to eat the right foods to promote a healthy start in life.
- Therapeutic Listening - This sound-based program uses music and voice to help a child learn how to detect and understand sounds that they hear.
- Infant Massage - Massage techniques can improve bonding and attachment, helps mature the nervous system, aides in digestion and provides relaxation for the parent/caregiver and child. Staff works with the parent/caregiver to develop individualized strategies.
- Early Intervention Language Coach - A certified language coach is a teacher who help a child increase the ability to communicate through words, gestures, or sounds.