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The argument for Early Intervention

By February 26, 2013January 14th, 2022No Comments

If you notice your child is not meeting important developmental milestones, seek help immediately.  Don’t wait and hope “they’ll grow out of it”.  Small children are “sponges”.  Their brains have greater neural plasticity; allowing them to learn quickly. However, this plasticity begins to decrease with age.  This doesn’t mean older children are unable to learn, but that with age, learning patterns are formed, making it more difficult to change behavior due to a longer history of reinforcement.

Research shows that children who receive intensive early intervention services are likely to make more progress and have better long-term outcomes.  In fact, the long-term benefits of early intervention can decrease the costs of lifetime care by over two-thirds.

In addition, some children who participate in early and intensive ABA for several years acquire sufficient skills in order to transition into regular classrooms with little or no additional support.

Please refer to our website for more information: https://www.staging3.biermanautism.com/