Burton Center offers Early Intervention services for children under the age of three. The Early Intervention Program provides services for children with a wide range of special needs including autism, intellectual disabilities, traumatic brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries.
How are Early Intervention Programs Meaningful to Families of Special Needs Children?
The journey for parents and family of children with special needs at early ages can be difficult. Chances are good that you’re learning about your child's disability as much as you are learning about your child. Many children with disabilities have difficulty processing their emotions, needs, and wants and expressing them.
You want your child to be comfortable and feel loved and protected, and you want to know that you’re taking the right steps to care for and comfort your child. That’s where Early Intervention programs are particularly helpful. They are conducted in your home, in familiar settings for you and your child, and they are focused on the entire family.
Your family will have an Interventionist who is there to help you understand what is going on at various stages in your child’s development and to offer training for you.
Your Interventionist serves as a sort of interpreter to help you understand what’s going on with your child and to help your child connect with you.
How do Early Intervention Programs Address Specific Needs?
Because they are individualized for the family and they are conducted in a familiar environment for the child, family intervention programs can be more effective, in many ways, than programs conducted in a more clinical environment.
Early Intervention helps the family learn to communicate more effectively with their child. It also helps the family learn to draw the child out, encourage interests and activities, and cope on difficult days.
Each Early Intervention Program is customized to the specific and unique needs of your family unit.
How to Apply for Early Intervention through Burton Center
Burton Center’s Early Intervention Program is free to the families who qualify and is in great demand. There may be a waiting list, and the initial application process can take anywhere from three to six months.
Begin the process today by applying for a pre-screening and referral. You’ll need to contact the Early Intervention Office at 864.942.8900 during normal weekday business hours.
Early Intervention services offered by Burton Center provide children and their families with a wealth of benefits that will serve them well now and in the future, setting the stage of lifelong success for special needs children.
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