Early Childhood Services

The Importance of Early Intervention

Research shows that early discovery, diagnosis, and treatment of children with developmental delays or disabilities leads to better outcomes in developmental skills, academic performance, and social skills. Sometimes developmental issues, which can affect learning and behavior, are not found until children enter school. But if you notice a developmental delay in the first year or two of your child’s life, immediate and necessary action will improve your child’s chance of entering school ready to learn alongside his peers.

Authors & Reviewers

Initial publication: April 2013; last update/revision: October 2019
Current Authors and Reviewers:
Authors: Alfred N. Romeo, RN, PhD
Gina Pola-Money
Reviewer: Tina Persels