Early Stimulation And Intervention
It is estimated that 2% of all children born each year will have a disabling condition. Many of these children will have speech and or language delays and disorders that may have a significant effect on personal, social, academic, or vocational life.
Early stimulation is given for high risk babies like who had a very bad post delivery period like prematurity jaundice, infections, breathlessness, respiratory support and need for oxygen. As prevention is always better than cure, such babies should always be assessed properly and stimulation started to prevent a developmental delay from occurring. For those brains are damaged, early stimulation helps them to at least partly overcome, due to plasticity.
Early intervention is given to those who have already developed some delay but still young to overcome it, if proper therapy is given. This is usually given for those with minor delays and less then 5years of age.