Early Intervention at Christopher Place


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Early Intervention at Christopher Place

  1. 1. <ul><li>What do we mean by early intervention? </li></ul><ul><li>What and who is involved in early intervention? </li></ul><ul><li>How do we work at Christopher Place? </li></ul><ul><li>Case study </li></ul>Early Intervention at Christopher Place By Antonia Aldous and Ranel Schafer-Dreyer , Speech and Language Therapists
  2. 2. <ul><li>Using evidenced-based practices and policies within the first 3 years of the child’s life, to tackle problems emerging for children, their families and key workers, or intervening with a population most at risk for developing problems. </li></ul><ul><li>A government commissioned report concluded that EI: </li></ul><ul><li>Offers emotional and social security </li></ul><ul><li>May ‘ forestall many persistent social problems and their transmission form one generation to the next’ </li></ul><ul><li>May save money in the long term ( MP Graham Allen,June 2010 to January 2011). </li></ul>What do we mean by early intervention? (EI)
  3. 3. What and who is involved in EI? Refer to document for more information on what each team player brings to the team and where breakdown can occur at each level Parents/Key-worker SLT’s OT’s Physio’s Counsellors Psychologists Audiologists Paediatricians Teachers TOD’s Family Liaison Officers Professionals Child
  4. 4. <ul><li>Christopher Place: </li></ul><ul><li>Is for babies and children under five who have hearing impairment or delay in speech, language and communication </li></ul><ul><li>Has earned an outstanding reputation over the last 15 years for its unique provision of nursery education and combined therapies </li></ul><ul><li>Aims to develop the whole child . >80 % of the children go on to attend mainstream education </li></ul><ul><li>Has a strong family focus </li></ul><ul><li>Offers on-going training to parents and other professionals </li></ul>How do we work at Christopher Place?
  5. 5. <ul><li>R H – 4 years: </li></ul><ul><li>Born at 28 weeks gestation </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosis of Cerebral Palsy spastic diplegia </li></ul><ul><li>Moderate to severe bilateral sensori-neural hearing loss with a recent further drop on the right side to profound. He is currently bilateral aided and awaiting cochlear implant assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Started at CP at the age of 9 months in the Baby Beginner Parent Training Group </li></ul><ul><li>Now attends the nursery for 3 mornings a week </li></ul><ul><li>Has 2 joint SLT/OT sessions per week </li></ul><ul><li>In class, he receives group oro-motor sessions and sensory motor sessions </li></ul>Case Study
  6. 6. <ul><li>Christopher Place works closely with R H’s: </li></ul><ul><li>Local audiologist at Charing Cross Hospital </li></ul><ul><li>Local mainstream nursery </li></ul><ul><li>Local OT and SLT provision who provide 6 weekly blocks spaced 3 months apart </li></ul><ul><li>Bobath Centre, where he receives intensive 2 week physiotherapy blocks, 3 times a year </li></ul><ul><li>His Paediatrician who administered botox treatment for gross motor needs </li></ul><ul><li>His parents ; providing them with training on facilitating language </li></ul><ul><li>His centre Psychologist – his parents attended both individual psychology as well as the ‘Parent Psychotherapy group’. </li></ul>Case Study continued