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Infants and Toddlers, Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions on Early Intervention
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Infants and Toddlers, FAQs

Early Intervention Information for Parents

At TEIS, we provide services by highly trained and mentored therapists, giving families and caregivers the tools they need to help their children reach their full potential. We offer a variety of early intervention services for children from 0-3 years old, including physical and speech therapy, nutrition and vision services, and much more.

In support of our goals, TEIS continues to build our informative sections of our website where parents can learn more about developmental delays, watch videos by qualified therapists, and participate in our Social Media outreach.

Today, we’d like to introduce you to our FAQ pages on important topics for parents with infants and toddlers.

FAQ – Autism

Research has shown that early diagnosis and treatment lead to significantly improved outcomes for your child. Children with Autism may benefit from occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental therapy or behavioral supports which can be delivered in home services or in an outpatient center.

Learn more by visiting our FAQ Autism page, which includes two informative videos conducted by Kate Molyneaux, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist with TEIS.

FAQ – Down Syndrome

Down syndrome is a genetic condition caused by an extra copy of chromosome 21.  This extra copy changes how the body and brain develop, which can cause developmental differences for children.

The communication profiles of children with Down syndrome are very different from the communication profiles of “late talkers,” therefore it’s crucial that a speech-language pathologist (SLP), specifically, be part of the early intervention team!

Learn more by visiting our FAQ Down Syndrome page, which includes two informative videos conducted by Kate Molyneaux, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist with TEIS.

FAQ – Picky Eaters

If children are sticking to just one texture of food, such as smooth foods, they could have an aversion to textures in their mouth or could be experiencing a delay in their motor development skills. Children should have a wide variety of textures in their diet. Textures that we refer to in child development include, smooth, crunchy, chewy, and mixed textures.

Learn more by visiting our FAQ Picky Eaters page, which includes two informative videos conducted by Kate Molyneaux, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist with TEIS.

FAQ – Sign Language

The long-term goal for all of our children is talking and telling us what they want. However, in the short-term, we often need to find ways to help kids communicate their needs and wants while we work on the speech aspect of communication. Sign language can be a great bridge to give the child communication while they learn how to use speech.

Learn more by visiting our FAQ Sign Language page, which includes two informative videos conducted by Kate Molyneaux, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist with TEIS.

FAQ Tracheostomy

A tracheostomy is when there is a breathing tube surgically placed in a small opening in the neck area to help a person breathe. There are many reasons a tracheostomy is performed, but the outcome is always to help the person get the oxygen that they need.

A speech therapist is added when the child shows they are ready to start speaking or shows they have trouble swallowing; they make sure that the child and their family have an understanding of the breath support needed for speech and swallowing as well.

Learn more by visiting our FAQ Tracheostomy page, which includes two informative videos conducted by Kate Molyneaux, Early Intervention Occupational Therapist with TEIS.

If you’d like more information on any aspect of Early Intervention for infants and toddlers, call TEIS Early Intervention at 412-271-8347 or text 412-543-8398 for more information. Our business Hours are 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, M-F.  You can also Contact Us via our website.

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