The term Early Childhood Intervention is a term widely used within the early childhood and child services sectors, not only in Australia but around the world. It relates to services that support children (and their families) with a disability and/or developmental delay between 0 – 8 years of age.
Substantial evidenced based research shows that support during the early years of childhood improves outcomes for children with a disability and/or developmental delays. The early childhood years lay the foundation for all future development.
These early years are also critical for the whole family. This is when families start learning how to support and nurture their child, how to meet their child’s needs, and how to adapt positively to having a child with a disability and/or developmental delay.
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