ECI staff have taught us how to help Isaiah learn how to ask for help, follow instructions, turn taking, patience, and learning how to wait. Before he would just point and we would have to guess at what he wanted. At some point I am wanting to go back to work and these are skills he needs to be successful at daycare. Our early intervention specialist is helping us to meet our goal of 25 words in the next three months. Isaiah is much less frustrated as his language skills develop. Learning from ECI I am able to work on these intervention techniques at home with him every day.
Isaiah Ornelas30 months
Jose was premature, born at just 1 lb 4 oz. At 26 weeks gestation he was in the hospital for three months before coming home. Once we got him home, ECI began teaching us how to work with him on stretching exercises to eventually get him walking. “He later no longer needed physical therapy.” His Early Intervention Specialist, and Speech and Language Pathologist coached us on how to help him with his language as well as feeding. “We worked on getting him used to different textures and touching different things through play, he still doesn’t like to get his hands dirty!” An ECI dietitian also ensured he was getting enough calories while we introduced him to new foods. “I‘m very happy with ECI – I saw them as a part of my family.”
Jose Medina20 months
Dr. Zabanol referred Luis to ECI for a medical diagnosis known as torticollis (a tightening of the neck muscles causing an impairment in mobility and a tendency for the head to tilt to one side). Initially Luis was receiving physicial therapy every week and they would come out and coach me on how to help him so I could provide the intervention for him here at home. Once symptoms stopped interfering with his movement we were able to reduce him to twice a month. “Now, with therapy, he is moving forward in his development. If I would not have gotten help for my baby when I did, it would have held him back in many areas.”
Luis Alvarado9 months
Children with hearing loss, like Mizar, who was born with atresia and microtia, should receive intervention early. Fortunately this was the case for my son. He was fitted with a Baja hearing aid and is now able to hear very well! As a mother, I had so many doubts about whether my child would be able to hear. ECI has given me strength and confidence in knowing I am doing the right things to help him. That support meant the world to me when I was going through such a difficult time.”
Mizar Corchado18 months
“ECI is an essential program for my patients who have a motor or language delay. I have had several young children with no speech at all who are talking in sentences by 6 months in the program. ECI individualizes treatment and works with the families to help their children achieve their best. Whenever I am faced with a child who has a developmental disability, I think of ECI first.”
Dr. Alison DaysHealthy Days Pediatrics, PA
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