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Pre-school parent and child programme

Expectant parents are bombarded with information and advice about the impending birth of their baby, and once the baby is born they are bombarded with information about expected developmental milestones
Early intervention programme

Susan Coleman describes the success of an early intervention service

Expectant parents are bombarded with information and advice about the impending birth of their baby, and once the baby is born they are bombarded with information about expected developmental milestones.

But what happens when a child doesn’t meet these milestones and parents are told their child has a learning disability or global developmental delay? Aside from being upset by the news, they will have many questions and may not know where to turn for help.

Earlier intervention help

Early intervention is vital – especially for children with learning disabilities. Buckley (2003) points out that children with learning disabilities ‘need structured teaching and practice in order to help them to learn skills and activities that typically developing children acquire in their early years without

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