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Introduction to Early Intervention What are disabilities and why do we care? What is Early Intervention?
What I hope you get out of the lesson Definitions of disability Use proper etiquette and person-first language Identify internal and External Risk Factors for Disability Define Early Intervention Services State why these services are important
What is disability? Encarta: 1. restricted capability to perform particular activities: an inability to perform some or all of the tasks of daily life 2. medical condition restricting activities: a medically diagnosed condition that makes it difficult to engage in the activities of daily life 3. payment to person with inability: a sum of money paid to somebody, usually on a monthly basis, by a government agency or insurance company because he or she is unable to work 4. legal disqualifier: something that causes somebody to be regarded in law as ineligible to perform a specific transaction
What is a Disability? Federal Definitions of Disability e1 SOOOO…WHAT IS A DISABILITY? Impairment? Difference? Hindrance? Culture? Barrier?
The Effects of a Label We make associations based upon our experiences Person First Language Put the person before the disability Incorrect: Autistic Child, CP Kid Correct: Child with Autism, Person with CP Derogatory terms are NEVER acceptable in this course!
Why do we intervene? Why early? Possibility of increasing gaps – Matthew Effect More likely to engage in risky sexual behavior Violence and Abuse More likely to be an offender Earning potential and poverty
Common goals of Early Intervention Assisting children in living in and adapting to various environmental settings –Home –School –Playground Services should involve families Decrease financial costs of care and services Improve quality of life and maximize potential – INDEPENDENCE
What types of services are provided Need to be family-based interventions –Family education and home visits –Specialized instruction –Speech and Language –OT/PT –Psychology –Service coordination –Medical services for diagnosis and evaluation –Social Work –Health services –Transportation
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