POSITIVE OUTCOMES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WHERE
DEVELOPMENT IS NOT FOLLOWING THE EXPECTED PATTERN.
If a child’s development is not following the expected patterns it is important to implement early intervention to maximize development.
There are several types of intervention which can come from professionals, adaptions, technology or equipment.
Intervention can come from – * Social workers – can offer information, counseling and support. Can also organize and manage care plans and support packages. Can link to further sources of help. * Speech and language therapists – can work 1:1 with children to accelerate learning and development in communication. Can also provide training and support to parents and carers. * Educational Psychologist – can identify behavioural and learning difficulties, create individual plans and give advice and support. * Youth Justice Service – can help children with behavioural problems. * Physiotherapist – can help children with physical developmental delay problems e.g. enhance mobility, relieve muscle spasm & pain, clear mucus from lungs for a child with cystic fibrosis. * Paediatrician / G.P. / Nurse – help children with medical conditions, monitor growth and development and deliver care and support. * Learning Support – work closely with individual children at school. Give assistance in lessons, help with educational delay, behaviour problems and lack of concentration. Can also offer additional lessons or home tutoring if needed. * SENCO (Special Education Needs Co-Ordinator) – a key person within a childcare or school setting who can identify children with learning difficulties and know how to best support them. They work closely with outside agencies to deliver a full care plan. * Psychiatrist – trained in mental health. Can diagnose, support and monitor. * Health visitor – promote mental, physical and social