Glossary Term

Early intervention

Refers to the early identification of children and adolescents with disabilities and the provision of effective support services, such as devising an individualized family support plan, procuring assistive devices and technologies, or referring a young person with disabilities to rehabilitation and other specialized services. In an EiE setting, early intervention refers to the need to respond quickly to a crisis, to identify needs, and to mobilize data or resources to respond to those needs. In disability-inclusive EiE, early intervention means both of these things: responding quickly to an emergency, and to the needs of learners with disabilities of any age, but especially in the early years, where and when possible.


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