1. Health
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Early Intervention

By

Updated October 12, 2009

Definition: Early intervention is a group of U.S. government-funded programs carried out by the states. Early intervention helps families and children from birth to age 3 who have a developmental concern or who are at risk to make sure that these children grow to their greatest potential. Services vary by state, but may include:

  • Educational services
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Family counseling

  1. About.com
  2. Health
  3. Preemies
  4. Glossary
  5. Early Intervention - Definition of Early Intervention

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.

We comply with the HONcode standard
for trustworthy health
information: verify here.