"We know that having a child with special needs can be overwhelming at first, but early intervention is key and makes such a difference.
Myka has progressed significantly since we arrived at Sunshine School. She is beginning to use words and signs to communicate, has medical equipment of her own to help aid her walking and standing, and is showing interest in self-feeding, just to name a few.
We pray that you will find the Sunshine School to be as amazing a resource to your family as it has been for ours!"
- Kalisa, Mom of Myka
ACT EARLY INFOGRAPHIC
1 - The Early Learning Institute,
2 - Dunkle, M. (Fall 2004). High Quality Developmental Screening. Developmental & Behavioral News, 13(2).
3 - Component Seven: Surveillance and Screening Facilitator Manual, Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs. https://medicalhomeinfo.aap.org/Pages/default.aspx
4 - Johns Hopkins University, (Shonkoff & Phillips, 2000, http://web.jhu.edu/CSOS/early_learning/)
5 - American Speech-language-Hearing Association's Identify the Signs Campaign, https://i0.wp.com/identifythesigns.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/BHSM-Inforgraphic.png?ssl=1
6 - The Early Learning Institute,
"We didn’t even know if Michael would ever say his name. Now our son can name just about everyone in our family and says more words than we ever could have imagined when we began this journey.
We truly feel that early intervention services to help Michael was the best decision we could have made for our son. The school is expanding on helping Michael in so many areas of his life that we can’t wait to see how much progress he is going to continue to make at only 3 years old!
We are just thankful to be part of the Sunshine School. "
- Alison, Mom of Michael
According to the CDC, "skills such as taking a first step, smiling for the first time, and waving “bye bye” are called developmental milestones. Children reach milestones in how they play, learn, speak, act, and move (crawling, walking, etc.)."
Use these resources to act early as an advocate for your child.