The first three years of a child’s life is when connections in their brain are most adaptable. These connections, also called neural circuits, are the foundation for learning and behavior. As parents, we can sense if our child’s development seems “off” as we listen to their speech and watch their physical movements. Acting early can give your child a chance to receive appropriate therapies which can help them reach their full potential.
The Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood has an Early Intervention Program as one of their Broadmoor School offerings. Through the EI Program, we had the pleasure to meet Payton O’Bryan and his family.
“Since the beginning, Broadmoor’s EI services have led, guided and paved the way for Payton,” said Megan O’Bryan, Payton’s mom. “His speech has significantly improved as the result of using different techniques and strategies to play-based, hands on learning.”
“Early intervention helped Payton excel and become an even more perfect two year old,” added Megan. “Thank you to the Lake County Board of Developmental Disabilities/Deepwood!”
A wealth of materials are available to help identify signs of possible developmental delays, If you have any cause for concern, ask your child’s doctor for a developmental screening.
Learn more about the County Board’s Broadmoor School EI services.