Early Childhood Intervention Program
(3-8 years old)
This program was designed for students with atypical development or developmental delays who do not perform as expected in the home and/or school environment. This is usually seen in children with language delays, poor social or communication skills, or immature gross or fine motor skills, among others. These children may also be known as “late bloomers” because they learned to talk, crawl, walk, or self-feed at a later time compared to other kids their age.
The Early Childhood Intervention program is offered to students from 3 through 8 years old, and it is centered exclusively on neurodevelopmental therapy which promotes adequate brain function and prepares students for optimal learning. We want to make sure the child has reached full potential in every area of his/her development: cognitive, linguistic, motor, and social-emotional before he/she is introduced to academics. Therefore, subject matter instruction is not covered in this program.
We evaluate student competence in all the neurodevelopmental constructs identified by Dr. Mel Levine, former Professor of Pediatrics at the University of North Carolina Medical School and Director of the university’s Clinical Center for the Study of Neurodevelopment and Learning, which are: attention, language, memory, gross and fine motor skills, visual-spatial ordering, temporal-sequential ordering, social thinking, and higher-order thinking. With the results of this evaluation, we plan targeted interventions and remediate all the identified deficits within a time period which varies upon student readiness level and degree of progress.
This intervention program is customized upon the following components based on the identified needs of the child:
- auditory processing skills
- visual processing skills
- visual-spatial relationships
- listening comprehension
- oral language development
- sensory integration activities
- gross and fine motor skills
- visual-motor integration skills
- handwriting development
- social-emotional development skills
- Listen, Think, and Remember curriculum to strengthen memory and attention
- Move, Play, and Learn curriculum to build brain-and-body connection in preschool students
- Brain Integration Therapy to build brain-and-body connection in school-age students
- basic executive function coaching
- cognitive training for problem solving, attention and concentration, working memory, and processing speed skills