Why Early Intervention Is Important Neuroplasticity?
The brain is an amazing organ capable of amazing feats of memory,
calculation, and creative problem solving. But did you know that the
brain is also plastic? This means that it can change and adapt in
response to its environment. This property is called neuroplasticity.
Neuroplasticity is the reason why we can learn new skills, and why
the brain can recover from injury. It is also the reason why early
intervention is so important in the development of a child
How Does Neuroplasticity Work?
Neuroplasticity occurs at the level of individual neurons. When a
neuron fires” that is, when it sends a signal it creates a physical
change in the structure of the cell. This change makes it easier for
the neuron to fire again in the future.
With repeated firing, the changes to the neuron become permanent.
This process is how memories are formed, and how skills are learned.
Why Is Early Intervention Important?
The changes that occur in the brain during early childhood are vital
to the development of cognitive, social, and emotional skills.During
this time, the brain is growing and making connections at an amazing
rate. By providing stimulating activities and a supportive environment,
we can help ensure that a child brain develops optimally.
Unfortunately, not all children have the same opportunities for early
intervention. Some children are born into poverty, or live in areas of
violence or armed conflict. Others have parents who are struggling with
mental illness or addiction. These children are at risk for problems
such as developmental delays, learning difficulties, and behavioral
What Can We Do?
Early intervention is vital for all children, but it is especially important for those who are at risk for developmental problems. There are many programs and services available to help children and their families. These include home visiting programs, early childhood education programs, and therapy services.
If you are concerned about your child development, talk to your doctor or another health care provider. They can connect you with the resources you need to help your child reach their full potential.