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|The EARLY IDENTIFICATION AND INTERVENTION SUPPORT SERVICES Of the Rehabilitation Services Ministry of Health|
|Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:15|
EARLY ID refers to a group of services offered to children birth to four up to six years that are at risk, has a handicapping condition or special needs that affects their child development. Early ID simply means EXTRA HELP extended to the child and their family focusing on early detection, remediation of existing developmental problems or preventing occurrence while providing supportive environment and family assistance.
Who we are? We are dedicated professionals working with children and families in the areas of Audiology, Occupational, Speech & language, Physiotherapy and Eyecare Guyana who team up and collaborate to offer early services for young children and their families.
What we do?
Provide early detection-FREE screening services to detect children with developmental delay, hearing, visual, behavior and learning difficulties in health centres, day care, nursery, primary school and community.
Assistance and referral to appropriate early intervention facilities- services provided by the Rehabilitation services, Community Base Rehab, Guyana Eyecare & other organization for children.
FREE capacity building training, talk, community outreaches & dialogues, consultation and advocacy activities. For health staff, teachers, parents and interested community on practical early detection, how to use tools, how to refer and support children at home. Early ID resources such as information brochures, screening tool and other reading or training materials are also available.
Early intervention services- offered by Rehabilitation Services (PT, OT, Speech & language, audiology & hearing aids and prosthetics) and Eyecare services.
Why screen early?
• 1-out of-300 children is born with hearing loss each year. If undetected early the result has tremendous impact in attaining speech and language which later on these children can have difficulties in school leading to low self esteem and low school performance or drop out.
• 3-6% of children born each year will have a potentially disabling condition. Having a thorough developmental screening at birth and throughout child’s life and early intervention will make a huge difference.
• Sight impairment is the major cause of disability in Guyana according to latest statistic. It is therefore important for infants to undergo newborn screening with vision and hearing components before leaving the hospital and continue re-screening all through-out the child’s life.
As a parent we expect our children to develop well in their growth, senses and their developmental milestone (making sounds/talking, moving around, interacting with others). If you feel like for some reason your child might be a bit delayed with any milestone achievement or had some concern at school or behavior or simply checking anyway its WE INVITE YOU TO HAVE A THOROUGH SCREENING TODAY – IT IS FREE!. The good news is if we catch problems EARLY, children will have better chances to live healthy disability- free. “RECOGNIZING THE SIGNS EARLY, ACT NOW”
For inquiries contact the Rehabilitation Center facilities nearest you.
Guyana Community Base Rehab: 226-5780/ 226-6946
CCB Eye Care Guyana Office: 223-2292/ 231-4655
Ministry of Health Website: visit us @: http://www.health.gov.gy/MOH/index.php/departments/ rehabilitation-services/early-identification-a-intervention
Rehab Week 2012 - Theme: Early Detection and Continuous Treatment makes a Difference.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 June 2012 22:06|
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