EARLY INTERVENTION PROJECT

SIMON’s Early Intervention Project identifies and works with 0-6 years old children with developmental delays. The children are provided with stimulation, cognitive and language training, gross and fine motor coordination and social and self-help experiences, thereby avoiding many of the major complications that may arise later in life.

Objectives:

 

  • Children with developmental delays and disabilities, through early intervention, will show differential gains in the various aspects of development (socialization, self-help, cognitive, motor, and language).

 

  • Children will be sufficiently prepared to be integrated into community day care, regular school program or to the Special Education Centre.

 

Who Benefits:

 

  • Children with developmental delays (e.g. Autism, Down Syndrome, learning disabilities)
  • Children with physical disabilities
  • Malnourished children

 

Activities:

 

  • Assessment through the use of Portage checklist
  • Home-Based Portage Training
  • Physical therapy
  • Group play therapy
  • Medical evaluation & intervention
  • Provision of assistive devices
  • Provision of medicine and nutrition supplements
  • Socialization activities
  • Integration in Day Care Centers
  • Capacity-building for EIP Facilitators and family members/carers

 

How the Program is Being Implemented:

  • Area Selection

    • Depressed barangay
    • High prevalence of malnourished children
    • Presence of survey on children with developmental delays and disabilities (0-6 years)
  • Community Entry

    • Orientation of the Barangay Council on Early Intervention Project. Lobby for:
      • Project adoption
      • Budget allocation for programs and services and honorarium of EIP Facilitators
  • Identification Phase

    • Identification of children with developmental delays and malnourished children are carried out by CBR Volunteers, Barangay Health Workers and CBR Coordinators.
    • Identified children are referred to the EIP Facilitators and CBID Area Coordinators.
  • Assesement Phase

    • Child is assessed by facilitators based on the Portage Checklist.
    • Medical/nutritional evaluation is undertaken by the physiatrist,developmental pediatrician and nutritionist.
    • Facilitator recommends the acceptance of the child to the project.
    • Home visit, validation and final assessment conducted by the EIP Coordinator.
  • Implementation/Intervention/Phase Services

    • Home-based Portage Training
    • Health Care and Nutrition
    • Progress Report
    • Reassessment/Evaluation of Individual Rehabilitation Plan
    • Final Assessment
    • Integration in Day Care Centers

Contact

 

Simon of Cyrene Community Rehabilitation & Development Foundation Inc.

286 Bañag, Daraga, Albay 4501 Philippines

Phone: +63 (052) 4312554