The specialists in Early Intervention (EI, for its acronym in English) working with infants and toddlers with disabilities, delays or who are considered at risk, and their families. Usually the specialists working in IE with a team of professionals who provide specialized services to children, such as speech therapists, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, doctors, and also possibly with assertive technology professionals. The specialists in IE coordinate the delivery of services for the child and family, and monitor the overall intervention program. They are usually the main point of contact and liaison with the family, helping parents with problems, questions and establishing a plan for the development of the child .
The specialists in early intervention work in a variety of environments and in different types of programs. They can be used in public schools in early education programs to monitor special services for younger students. The specialists in IE often work in agencies such as Easter Seals and United Cerebral Palsy, sometimes making home visits with families or watching the child at a local center. Continue reading “Training of specialists in early intervention”