Early Intervention

Early Intervention

Brother holding his sister Tylynn (3 months old)

In the most general sense, early intervention for CP refers to starting therapeutic approaches as early as possible to improve the development of a baby or young child with a delay or identified motor issue. 

An early intervention plan should be developed in coordination with families/caregivers to create the best possible outcomes for both the child and family.  

Contributors
Dr. Nathalie Maitre, MD, PhD
Director of Early Development and Cerebral Palsy Research, Emory University School of Medicine and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta; Chief Science Officer and co-Founder SmallTalk

Early intervention refers to starting therapy as early as possible to improve the development of a baby with a delay like cerebral palsy.