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Developmental Intervention (Early Childhood)

Although I am highly trained to work with children up to age 18, one of my specialties is working with children under 5 years of age.  Frequently, developmental intervention is used with this age group.  Developmental intervention involves language stimulation and targets the development of imitative speech and eventually spontaneous language.  The goal is to lengthen these utterances as spontaneous language begins to develop.  These services also involve a plan to address any lagging skills in cognitive, fine-motor, gross-motor, and social development.  The teaching method for this age group involves using the child's natural environment to facilitate language learning.  Play therapy is used to address and strengthen areas in your child's development which may need improvement.