When should I start early intervention services?

Parent Question
Feb. 3, 2022Updated Mar. 17, 2022

Speech-language pathologist Amy Wilhelm (M.S., CCC-SLP), owner of Splash for Speech, Inc., says, “When eighty percent of brain growth occurs during the first three years of life, time is of the essence.” There is no one-size-fits-all answer, but there are certain milestones in an infant’s first year to pay attention to when it comes to seeking out speech, physical, occupational, and behavioral therapy.

Check out our article The 4 Ws of Early Intervention: WHEN Should You Start Evaluations and Therapies? to learn more about the timeline for early intervention and hear from four therapists about the different types of therapies that make up the backbone of early intervention.

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