Early Intervention

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child age progressionDo you know that 80% of brain development occurs between birth and age 4? Although all children develop and grow at different rates, it is important to know some of the basic developmental milestones in order to be aware of any skills that do not seem to be occurring within the expected time-frame.

When needed, early identification of and intervention for developmental delays can help ensure that children meet their full potential. The earlier a developmental delay is identified, the earlier the appropriate intervention can take place, resulting in a greater likelihood of overall success.

Take a moment to watch this short video that highlights the importance of the recognition of developmental delays in young children: http://safeshare.tv/w/qejDCpXFqN

Below are some additional links related to developmental milestones, recognition of possible delays, and interactive activities for adults and young children:

If you have concerns about a child age birth to three, contact your local Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) provider. Information regarding Texas ECI programs can be found at the following website: http://www.dars.state.tx.us/ecis/searchprogram.asp. If you have concerns about a child age 3 to 5, contact your local school district.

Kelley Estes-Jones

Kelley Estes-Jones

I am Kelley Estes-Jones, an educator with a special interest in helping young children with and without disabilities, their families, and their educational teams build a solid foundation for future learning and overall success. With a strong foundation built upon developmentally appropriate practices, each child has the opportunity rise to a highly successful future within an inclusive environment. As a consultant on the Preschool Services Team at Region 10 Education Service Center, I am realizing my dream of keeping an eye on preschool and helping children, educators, and families build our future.

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