Bay Area Behavioral Group
AN EARLY INTERVENTION APPROACH
6920 Santa Teresa Boulevard, Suite 101
San Jose, CA 95119
Early childhood intervention is a broad term that describes a wide range of services that are offered to children who are at risk for developmental delays or who have a developmental disabilities. Infants and toddlers with developmental, social-emotional, and medically-related vulnerabilities may require early intervention. BABG's Early Intervention services provides therapeutic intervention, child development services, and family support services for infants and toddlers ages 0-5 with emerging developmental, medical, and social–emotional delays. BABG's Early Intervention Program focuses on core developmental areas of concerns and offers family support services. Upon graduating from BABG's Early Intervention Program, each infant and toddler may continue treatment through BABG's Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) to maintain consistency, if the child requires continued support and treatment beyond the age of 3-years.
BABG's Early Intervention Program focuses on 5 Domains:
1. Cognitive Development
Cognitive development refers to growth in children’s thinking, reasoning, and understanding. It is the construction of thought processes, learning, memory, problem solving and logical and rational thinking, in addition to the emphasis on working memory that facilitates multiple-step instructions, solving problems, remembering and retaining information, and pretending and using imagination.
2. Physical Development
Physical development includes gross, fine, and perceptual motor activities such as grasping, reaching for things, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, and receiving and responding to sensory information; and vision and hearing. These physical, interactive activities foster understanding and mastery of the environment, stimulating cognitive, language and social development.
3. Communication Development
Speech and language development is a critical component of early intervention, including expressive and receptive langue such as making sounds, gestures, babbling, signing, talking, understanding and comprehending simple commands and gestures.
4. Social or Emotional Development
Social-emotional development refers to the ability to make and maintain social relationships, including adult, peer, and self-concept and social interaction. Social-emotional development also refers to relating to others by making eye contact, responding to others, and initiating social contact with others. Infants and toddlers learn by observation as well as exploration with those around them.
5. Adaptive Development
Adaptive skills development are the skills needed to complete everyday tasks which also fosters personal autonomy and independence. These skills are tools to function independently in adaptive daily living (ADL) skills such as sleeping, dressing, feeding, and toileting.