"Early intervention is to educate in the areas of basic social and learning skills during a child’s development"
The Importance of Early Intervention?
The expression ‘Early Intervention’ is more and more frequently used when discussing the treatment of Autism spectrum disorder.
As the importance of it is becoming more globally recognised amongst practitioners, parents and specialists in the field.
The notion of early intervention is to educate in the areas of basic social and learning skills during the influential phase of a child’s toddler developmental years in order to promote the child’s ability to function as close to typical as possible.
The most common and effective form of treatment in Early years diagnosis is known as Applied behavioural analysis. NLP 4 Autism is renowned for its success as a therapy in helping children with ASD to learn and at times function in a standard classroom.
Early Intensive intervention is vital to a child’s learning as children with autism learn differently than other children.
Most, if not all parents are devastated when they receive the diagnosis of ASD. Distressed at the idea and reality that a deficit lies between their child’s ability to communicate and emotionally connect with them and many parents immediately feel overwhelmed and frozen with confusion. Interventions using ABA principles is frequently able to teach children to communicate emotions and thoughts as well as enabling them to develop reasoning and critical thinking ingenuity that will ease their journey to learn how to learn like other children.
ABA is designed to teach children with autism how to make these connections and to thrive in a classroom setting, and early intervention can help prevent the need to catch up to other children in the same age group in mainstream schools.
It is imperative that parents understand and note that even with early intervention using the principles of ABA there is no cure for the autism condition; however, there will always be progress.