Early Intervention

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Child development researches conducted all over the World has found that human development and learning habits are most rapid in the pre-school years.  For children with special needs, this is the optimum time to impact their development and if not to negate the effects of disability, then to minimise the impact. Children attend the NIARC centre at the age of one and can attend the full-time Early Intervention Class as soon as they have built up sufficient skills to be able to participate at some basic level in the class.

Early Intervention also helps the parents of very young children with disability, who may still be coming to terms with the fact. They get support from our skilled professionals and other parents in similar circumstances, can learn skills to work with their child, and once their child enters the full time programme, get increased time for work and for respite.

The value of early intervention programmes is well recognised. A focus on improving social support, parenting skills and parent-child interactions during early infancy has demonstrated gains that include the mental health of parents and children, less use of health services and long-term reductions in challenging behaviours. Activities which encourage the development of communication and social relationships may also help insulate against the development of emotional problems.

With this programme, NIARC aims to educate the parents-
  • Educate the parents about the disabilities and give you guidance on obtaining a diagnosis.
  • Guide the parent about early behavioural intervention and how it could work for your child.
  • Introduce you to the work of NIARC and invite you to become an active volunteer.
  • With the help of advanced resources, develop your skills and knowledge.
  • Give you hope for the future of your child and a psychological support.