Just got a diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down’s Syndrome, Global Developmental Delay, Special Needs? The EIC is “THE GO-TO” place for new parents of children with special needs.
“Special Needs” is a very vast, wide-ranging term that encompasses different diagnoses and varying needs. Whatever the diagnosis, unless it is a physical disability, boils down to only one cause, and that is brain-injury. So whatever your diagnosis, whether it is Cerebral Palsy, Autism Spectrum Disorder or Global Developmental Delay, it all is caused by an injury in the brain. Even Down’s Syndrome, Rhett’s Syndrome, or any other Genetic Disorder results in brain injury. Attention Deficit Disorder, Spasticity, Floppiness, Delayed Milestones, Balance issues, Motor Coordination (Gross and Fine) issues, Speech Impairment, CVI, Language Processing Disorders, Echolalia, Dyspraxia, Dyslexia, are all symptoms which are exhibited depending on the location, extent and severity of the brain injury.
The sooner a child gets help, the greater the chance for learning and progress. Systematic and structured early intervention can change a child’s developmental trajectory and improve outcomes across developmental domains, including health, language and communication, cognitive, and social/emotional development for children. It has been proven that families benefit from early intervention by being able to meet and address their children’s needs from an early age.
Our Early Intervention Centre uses a holistic approach to promote child health and well-being, enhance emerging competencies, minimize developmental delays, remediate existing challenges, prevent functional deterioration, and promote adaptive learning. It focuses on helping babies and toddlers learn the skills that typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:
To reach these goals the EIC has a three-pronged approach, a course for parents, a playschool for babies and toddlers and treatment modalities like ABMNM and Bemer.