INTERVENTION, EARLY (EDUCATION)
\ˌɪntəvˈɛnʃən], \ˌɪntəvˈɛnʃən], \ˌɪ_n_t_ə_v_ˈɛ_n_ʃ_ə_n]\
Definitions of INTERVENTION, EARLY (EDUCATION)
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Procedures and programs that facilitate the development or skill acquisition in infants and young children who have disabilities, who are at risk for developing disabilities, or who are gifted. It includes programs that are designed to prevent handicapping conditions in infants and young children and family-centered programs designed to affect the functioning of infants and children with special needs. (From Journal of Early Intervention, Editorial, 1989, vol. 13, no. 1, p. 3; A Discursive Dictionary of Health Care, prepared for the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, 1976)
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