Early Intervention Programme
Our Early Intervention Programme (EIP) has been designed for children with neurological conditions aged 0-3 years, their parents and other family members. The service is currently funded by Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention Fund and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund (CYPFEIF& ALEC Fund) to allow families to access a block of sessions free of charge.
The EIP aims to empower parents to integrate learning and therapeutic activities into their day-to-day family life to support their child to acquire functional skills in all areas of their development. Sessions are delivered collaboratively by our team of highly specialised occupational therapists, physiotherapists, speech and language therapists and early years practitioners, through a mix of 1:1 and small group activities, opportunities for learning and practice, a wide variety of play activities and access to our hydrotherapy pool, sensory room and accessible outdoor playground.
Our interventions are personalised to meet the needs of each child. We work with parents to identify shared goals, taking into account their individual family circumstances.
We offer parallel sessions for brothers and sisters that enable them to participate in a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities independently and to join activities with their family.
What our parents say...
"I really like the support you are given and the fact it is parent led. I find at a lot of other therapies the therapist tends to overtake and it looks easy, then when you try, your totally lost, but here parents do the actual work."
"The hands on one to one advice from physio, how they make it fun for the children, use of the pool and the siblings hub is outstanding. We all look forward to our days at Craighalbert."
"Having a place to take my son where he could access everything. He was independently able to choose his own experiences. We loved the hydro pool which was brilliant as we were able to focus on his physio whilst having fun. I really enjoyed seeing other children who had some similarities with my son. We have really struggled to find a group which is suitable to him and his needs so it was wonderful to be apart of one, especially one which was also focused on every aspect of his development."
Who can attend?
Children aged 0-3 years with a confirmed or suspected neurological condition and their parents resident in Scotland (accommodation is available on-site.)
Their brothers and sisters.
Their grandparents, other family members and regular care providers.
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