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ADHD: Kiddie Watch
Affecting our Daily Lives
Benefits of early intervention for special children stressed Article by: | |
IVY LISA F. MENDOZA
Manila Bulletin Website If there is one thing that has been proven beneficial to children with special needs, it is early intervention (EI).

Experts say that intervention services given early to children with special needs starting from ages 0 to eight years old result to long-term benefits thus minimizing the need for special education and other related services. Among these EI services are therapies (speech, physical, occupational), special education and others.

"There are also the humanistic and pragmatic rationales for EI, and the biological fact that the human brain?s plasticity allows it to develop when stimulations are provided,?? revealed Dr. Mark Reysio Cruz III, a developmental and behavioral pediatrician whose work involves children with special needs.
Dr. Reysio-Cruz along with Mrs. Susana Gosalvez-Pe, a parent of three children with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) recently shared their expertise and experience with early intervention, detection and assessment in special education at a symposium.
Titled ??Phases to Face: Detection, Assessment and Intervention," the symposium was organized by the master?s in special education class of Dr. Lilia S. Bautista in De La Salle University (DLSU) which aimed to present varying viewpoints in dealing with children with special needs, particularly those with ADHD.
"There are certain truths in early intervention that parents and educators need to know. For instance, the saying ?the earlier, the better.? Studies show that there are about five to 10 points advantage in IQ, proving a greater intellectual achievement in those given early intervention. There are also those who say that ?the more (EI services), the better,? meaning the…...

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