Providing services for young students with disabilities is not negotiable. This is because, these young learners requires special care and services in their day to day activities. Developmental disability has become a common diagnosis in children these days. This disability starts during a child’s development period and may last for a life time. Special educational programs are available for children with development disabilities.
The diagnosis of developmental disabilities can be done at an early age. It is the duty of parents to take their children to a specialist who can help them in their children’s diagnosis. Specialists in healthcares are always ready to help parents in diagnosing developmental disabilities. After the diagnosis, they will advise of the intervention process so as to facilitate normal growth of the child.
Once a child has been diagnosed by a specialist and it has been determined that the child is beyond physical risk, an early intervention program can be recommended by the specialist. A team of professionals can begin working with the child including physical therapist, language therapist, speech therapist and healthcare providers in addition to the child’s parents. All of these people will work together for proper development of a child including the physical, cognitive and emotional development of the child. Early intervention programs can be offered either in private of through public agencies as most of them are covered by federal and state laws.
Special educational programs are available for all students with developmental disabilities. A personal learning arrangement can be planned for the young exceptional learners who would want to start school by their specialist. However, different states offer educational programs for these young learners and even provides for their needs. For a young student with disability to be able to access these educational programs, they should be medically diagnosed and have signs of developmental delays. Many local public schools offer special education for children with special needs.
One of the program providing services to the younger exceptional learners is Head Start. It is funded by the federal government and offers early childhood programs for children with special needs. Many children from lower social economic areas are the most beneficiaries of the Head Start...