Do you want to learn more about Early Intervention?
Are you questioning whether Early Intervention is right for your young child?
And are you wondering about what happens in the Early Intervention sessions we hold?
The purpose of this blog is to answer these questions, as well as provide you with other information; such as the benefits of attending our Early Intervention sessions can bring, booking information, cost, and more.
What is Early Intervention?
The term early intervention generally means how we can identify and provide effective support to children of a young age, in order to provide them with the help they need to succeed later in life.
We see and recognise the potential within all children and young people, and that is why we hold our weekly Early Intervention sessions here at Bursting with Potential.
About our Early Intervention Sessions
Our Early Intervention sessions are a collection of therapy and support services that support children under 5 years old who have disabilities, or are at risk of developing them, the help they need to succeed later in life. Occupational Therapy is one of the several services that may be provided as part of early intervention.
The overall goal is to enhance development, minimise the potential for developmental delay, and help families to meet the need of their toddler/young child.
Who does it benefit, and in what ways does it benefit?
The session can benefit children with many specific conditions; Down Syndrome and Autism to name a few. In addition to this, our session can also benefit children with no clear diagnosis.
The Occupational Therapy within our Early Intervention sessions can help improve your child’s:
- Sensory Processing,
- & Play Skills
What is involved in the session?
- A circle time, with attention and social skills activities,
- Focused work box activities using the TEACCH approach, (based on their individual goals),
- Developmental Play Opportunities,
- Activities to develop motor skills,
- And pre-writing skills to encourage school readiness.
Other important information:
- Who can attend? Children can be accompanied by a parent/carer or a key worker/1:1 from their preschool setting. This is a group session, so the more who come to a session; the better! It can also be beneficial to meet other parents in a similar situation to yourself, as well as socialise.
- Where are the sessions held? Our Early Intervention sessions are held in our therapy and sensory rooms at Bursting with Potential, 1 Thorney Road, Eye, Peterborough, PE6 7UN. Our rooms are a safe, quiet, calm environment. With access to our state of the art sensory and suspended equipment and facilities, such as a toilet, and refreshments, your child and you, can remain comfortable whilst you visit us. We have changing mats and wipes etc for changing whilst you’re here.
- Who runs the session? The session is run by one of our Occupational Therapy Assistants.
- What is the cost for a session? The session is priced at £15 per individual session.
- When does the session run? Our Early Intervention sessions run every Tuesday from 12:45pm to 2:15pm throughout each term. (This session runs only throughout term-time).
How can I book?
You can book onto our Early Intervention sessions via our Acuity Page: https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=16985667&appointmentType=11937066
We really hope that this blog has given you more idea of what to expect when you come along to our Early Intervention sessions and allowed you to consider whether the session is right for your child. Let us know in the comments if you have any questions, or if you’ve been before, why not share your experience with other people? We would also love to hear what you think of this blog post in the comments below.