Intervention Programs

Early Intervention

 

The (CCK) cooperating with Concept plus training center providing also assessment and therapeutic interventions for children whom need support program.

 

At the Child Concept, we have a team of specialists with the right skills to accurately assess your child’s needs. These needs are then properly addressed with the right follow-up action, or what we call interventions.

CCK providing the Individualized family service plan is developed in collaboration with families and is based on measurable results and functional outcomes determined by the family with respect to their own concerns and priorities.

Services reflect the cultural, linguistic, and ethnic composition of the state and of the families enrolled.

Early Intervention services focus on the family unit, family resources and daily routines to enhance the child’s growth and development.

Our early Intervention staff work in partnership with individuals present in the child’s natural environment. Our staff will encourage the family’s use of and access to community‐based resources that will continue to support and enhance the child’s development.

Intervention Programs / Services for:

Learning Difficulties

 

Learning difficulties describe medical conditions that affect a child’s ability to read, write, speak, listen and get along with others. Many kids with learning difficulties have average or above average intelligence with no physical problems and yet struggle to keep up with others of the same age in learning and daily functioning.

Experts suggest that learning disabilities are caused by genetics, problems during pregnancy and birth (low birth weight, prematurity), medical conditions and injuries to the brain after birth (head injuries, brain infections). While the causes are not clear, treatment options are available and have been proven to be effective.

Often, children with learning disabilities are gifted and/or have another co-existing condition such as Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD). For these reasons, it is important for these children to be assessed by a team of specialists with experience in helping children.

Development Delays

 

Every child usually achieves certain skills by an expected time period, passing what we call developmental milestones. But if a child isn’t able to walk by 24 months, or a 4-year old has not started talking, this may be a cause for concern. Delays may hint at an underlying problem, which can be improved if detected early.

 

Delays may occur in any of the following: gross motor, fine motor, speech and language, cognitive/ intellectual, and/or social and emotional development. The cause may be genetic (e.g. Downs Syndrome), problems at pregnancy and at birth and problems acquired after birth (e.g. hearing loss from recurrent ear infections). Sometimes the causes are unknown.

Emotional & Behavioral Problems

 

This is a group of conditions that can affect a child’s mood, behavior, emotions and thoughts. Children with these conditions are often mistaken for being naughty or mischievous. Emotional and behavioral disorders may be due to genetic, temperament and environmental reasons (e.g. school stress, parenting style).

Some common types of emotional and behavioral disorders:

• Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD)

• Depression

• Anxiety

 

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

ADHD is a neurological condition affecting a person’s ability to control his or her attention and/or behavior. People with ADHD usually show one or more symptoms of hyperactivity, inattention, and impulsivity. The causes of ADHD are not known. Studies have found that ADHD largely runs in families and children who have suffered a brain injury may show some behaviors similar to those of ADHD.

Symptoms of ADHD can appear in children as early as three years old. Different symptoms may also appear in different settings, depending on the demands the situation may require for the child to demonstrate self-control. For example, a 5 year old child with hyperactive behavior may not be picked up as children at that age are not required to stay seated for long periods.

Signs of ADHD

• Feeling restless, often fidgeting with hands or feet, or squirming while   seated

• Running, climbing, or leaving a seat in situations where sitting or quiet behavior is expected

• Blurting out answers before hearing the whole question

• Having difficulty waiting in line or taking turns.

• Acting without thinking

• Often becoming easily distracted by irrelevant sights, sounds and thoughts

• Often failing to pay attention to details and making careless mistakes

• Rarely following instructions carefully and completely losing or forgetting things like toys, or pencils, books, and tools needed for a task

• Often skipping from one uncompleted activity to another.

Autism Spectrum Disorder

 

ASD is a condition that usually starts during the first three years of life. People with ASD display symptoms affecting communication, social interaction, have restricted interests and repetitive behaviors. The degree of severity varies from mild to severe. There is no single cause for autism. Some causes of autism link to genetic influence, prenatal virus exposure, brain development/structure and environmental impacts (e.g., environmental pollution or diet).

 

 

Signs of ASD

 

• Delayed speech and language skills.

• Consistent repetition of words or phrases.

• Persistent avoidance of eye-contact and preference for social isolation.

• Difficulty understanding other people’s feelings.

• Difficulty sustaining in a conversation.

• Presence of obsessive, restricted interest.

• Easily upset by minor change(s) in a routine.

• Unusual reactions to certain sounds, smells, tastes, textures or sights.

• Odd repetitive body movements.

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