Early intervention is a system of coordinated services that promotes a child’s age-appropriate growth and development and supports families during the critical birth to 3 years. For children with Down syndrome, these therapies (physical, occupational, and speech), exercises and activities are designed to address the developmental delays that may be experienced. These services are mandated by federal law.
You can learn more about early intervention from the NDSS. To find a local early intervention center you can ask your pediatrician or consult the Washington State Department of Early Learning site.