Birth To 3 Early Intervention
Early Intervention Services
Our highly trained specialists provide Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Special Instruction and Behavior, Vision, and Hearing Support which focus on a variety of disorders/delays.
WeeTalk is committed to providing the finest therapeutic services to your child and family. We strive to enhance parent and child interactions while modeling techniques and methods to ease frustration and achieve success, embedding strategies and purposeful learning opportunities into your daily routines.
Early Intervention services focus on helping eligible babies and toddlers learn skills that they typically develop during the first 3 years of life.
Areas Of Development
Physical: Reaching, Rolling, Crawling, Walking
Cognitive: Thinking, Learning, Solving Problems
Communication: Talking, Listening, Understanding
Social/Emotional: Playing, Interacting, Initiating
Self-Help: Eating, Dressing, Feeding
Speech TX helps babies and toddlers decrease frustration and increase social interactions by embedding intentional communication strategies into daily routines.
WeeTalk’s Occupational Therapists are experts in facilitating and optimizing a child’s ability to develop and/or improve skills needed for everyday independence in natural environments, and thus improve their quality of life.
To facilitate and optimize a child’s ability to develop and/or improve strong gross motor and balance skills needed for everyday interaction/independence in natural environments, and thus improve their quality of life.
To create environments for young children to facilitate the development of the whole child; to integrate social, play, motor, communication, self-help, cognitive and behavioral skills; and to enhance children’s self-concept, creativity, and independence.
Our Feeding Specialists may include a Speech Therapist and/or Occupational Therapist. Feeding therapists assist in supporting a caregiver with therapeutic strategies to address picky eating, texture sensitivities, feeding tube weaning, chewing/swallowing difficulties, etc.
In Early Intervention, a Hearing Specialist provides caregivers with specific techniques and strategies to help their babies and toddlers participate in daily activities and routines while they learn to localize to and discriminated environmental sounds and vocalizations.
Vision Specialists in Early Intervention help families of visually impaired children learn adaptations and accommodations that maximize the use of functional vision while also working toward enhancing other sensory skills as a compensatory tool.
What does a Vision Specialist do in Early Intervention?
In addition to working with caregivers, Vision Specialists encourage children with visual impairments to:
- explore their environments through play and daily activities while learning to use other senses to compensate for loss of vision
- provide families with the necessary resources to advocate for their little one
- heighten family’s awareness of environmental obstacles which may impact their child’s orientation and mobility
Early Intervention Behavior Specialists work with caregivers and help them understand the reasons behind their child’s behaviors and while also teaching strategies to encourage compliance, coping skills, and flexibility.
What does Behavior Specialist do in Early Intervention?
A Behavior therapist will make observations of your child during typical routines and activities. These observations will look at:
- how your child functions during daily routines
- your child’s interactions with siblings, peers, and caregivers (parents, grandparents, teachers, babysitters, etc.)
- determine possible reasons for specific behaviors (i.e. another person’s actions vs and environmental stimuli such as noise, light, tough, etc. vs attempts to communicate)
- determine whether the consequence of the challenging behavior is encouraging or discouraging unwanted behaviors (i.e. tantrums, biting, hitting, throwing, etc.)
WeeTalk Early Intervention
2851 Centre Avenue
Reading, PA 19605
WeeTalk provides a full range of Early Intervention services for infants and children since 2006. Our specialized services include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Feeding Therapy and Special Instruction as well as Hearing, Visual, and Behavior Supports.