logo
g Text Version
Beauty & Self
Books & Music
Career
Computers
Education
Family
Food & Wine
Health & Fitness
Hobbies & Crafts
Home & Garden
Money
News & Politics
Relationships
Religion & Spirituality
Sports
Travel & Culture
TV & Movies

dailyclick
Bored? Games!
Nutrition
Postcards
Take a Quiz
Rate My Photo

new
European Travel
Action Movies
Bible Basics
Houseplants
Romance Movies
Creativity
Family Travel


dailyclick
All times in EST

Full Schedule
g
g Children with Special Needs Site

BellaOnline's Children with Special Needs Editor

g

Babies with Developmental Delays


Babies with developmental delays are unique individuals with personalities, abilities and talents that define their identities more significantly than their performance on a professional evaluation. Most infants and toddlers with delays do not reach milestones in certain areas, when compared to other children their age; or may be very different in how they perform tasks associated with those milestones. Some children experience lapses due to illness, trauma or injury; others seem to lose skills for no particular reason. Most children with developmental delays who are evaluated for early intervention services are those at risk due to prematurity or traumatic birth, and those who are diagnosed with Down syndrome or other condition associated with physical, intellectual or other challenges.

Baby playgroups, Mommy and Me classes, and infant stimulation programs give moms and other caregivers ideas on encouraging very young children with developmental delays, just as they do for their mainstream peers. Growing up included in family-centered and child-centered programs can teach all children and parents about the true diversity of our communities. Parents of children who qualify for free early intervention services and other support from birth to age three can only understand how much more like their children are than they are different from typically developing peers with exposure to the differences in other kids.

Typically developing children learn to accept their own differences when they are included in groups where a natural percentage of their peers have delays or disabilities. While we often praise inclusion because children with learning or developmental differences have mainstream role models and better opportunities to follow their talents and interests, growing up in a supportive environment where help is asked for or given freely is an asset for all children.

Browse at your local bookstore, public library or online retailer for books on Early Intervention Activities and Games
or Early Intervention at Home and School

Overview of Early Intervention
A legacy resource from NICHCY
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/ei-overview/

Ayuda para los Bebes - Programa de Intervención Temprana
http://www.parentcenterhub.org/repository/parabebes/

New videos offer research-based tips to boost early learning
http://blogs.seattletimes.com/educationlab/2014/06/09/new-videos-offer-research-based-tips-to-boost-early-learning/

Terri Mauro's Five Bad Reasons to Avoid Early Intervention

Guest Blog: Uncommon Sense
For the Therapist, From the Mom

http://ht.ly/7gL1e

Diane Ravitch: Defending the Early Years Against Adult Demands
http://wp.me/p2odLa-6VE

Early Childhood Education and the NAEYC
http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art53251.asp
Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Twitter Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Facebook Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to MySpace Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Del.icio.us Digg Babies+with+Developmental+Delays Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Yahoo My Web Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Google Bookmarks Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Stumbleupon Add Babies+with+Developmental+Delays to Reddit



 



Early Intervention and Multicultural Competence
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Speech, Feeding Therapy, and Early Intervention
RSS
Related Articles
Editor's Picks Articles
Top Ten Articles
Previous Features
Site Map




For FREE email updates, subscribe to the Children with Special Needs Newsletter


Past Issues


print
Printer Friendly
bookmark
Bookmark
tell friend
Tell a Friend
forum
Forum
email
Email Editor


Content copyright © 2014 by Pamela Wilson. All rights reserved.
This content was written by Pamela Wilson. If you wish to use this content in any manner, you need written permission. Contact Pamela Wilson for details.

g


g features
Teens with Type One Diabetes

Teaching Reading to Nonverbal Children

Inclusive Playgroups for Babies and Toddlers

Archives | Site Map

forum
Forum
email
Contact

Past Issues
memberscenter


vote
Poetry
Daily
Weekly
Monthly
Less than Monthly



BellaOnline on Facebook
g


| About BellaOnline | Privacy Policy | Advertising | Become an Editor |
Website copyright © 2014 Minerva WebWorks LLC. All rights reserved.


BellaOnline Editor