Early Years Intervention

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Early Years Intervention

Postby Piglets-House » Fri Apr 01, 2011 10:39 am

I am hoping for some pointers in the right direction. My youngest is being referred for early years intervention. He has been for speech therapy and we are about to embark on the Hanen sign language course through the speech therapy department. They are also referring to audiology for testing and have mentioned early years intervention with referal to paeds. GP also keen for early years intervention.

Can anyone tell me what early years intervention is! I understand what it means but in principal who are these people and what do they do? I live in Kent and have limited knowledge in this area. Tried google and not getting much information.

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Re: Early Years Intervention

Postby ied53 » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:22 pm

I think it is a grouping together of paediatric specialists and disability specialists as they have realised (took em long enough) the sooner you sort a problem or a concern the easier it is to deal with. In you case it may be hearing and speech specialists. where in our day you were referred to speech and if that didn't work you weer referred to hearing and if that didn't work..... now it is team approach and on e referral and they decide who is best to help. The days of leave it to see if they grow out of it are gone

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Re: Early Years Intervention

Postby Piglets-House » Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:16 pm

Thank you for that....

Ummm, those are the days I remember, being shunted from pillar to post with every other person being another specialist in his/her field.

I have since posting this discovered that a core group of professionals is set up to investigate various learning difficulties and as options are ruled out those members are dropped! Anyway it does make sense to get everyone talking from early on I suppose.

We have no idea of specific issues but he is not thriving, cannot speak (or won't) his growth has stagnated and we are getting to the point now where us and the GP thinks other things may need to be looked at. Unfortunately we have to assume the drugs and infections his mother had during pregnancy may have caused more of a problem than was first anticipated.


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Re: Early Years Intervention

Postby ied53 » Sat Apr 02, 2011 9:17 am

These "parents" have a lot to answer for. Unfortunately you may be right on the drug abuse damage. Hugs

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Re: Early Years Intervention

Postby Kate » Sat Apr 02, 2011 3:22 pm

These "parents" have a lot to answer for. Unfortunately you may be right on the drug abuse damage. Hugs

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Seconding Irene. Wishing you and your youngest luck and strength Piglets-House.



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