early intervention

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ear·ly in·ter·ven·tion

(ĕr'lē in'tĕr-ven'shŭn)
A multidisciplinary, coordinated, natural environment-based system (i.e., least restrictive environment) of service provision to eligible children birth to 3 or 5 years of age and their families (depending on governmental jurisdiction); provided under the U.S. Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Part C. Services are designed to address identified developmental delays and at risk situations of the child and/or the family.
Synonym(s): EI program.

early intervention

In rehabilitative medicine, a system of coordinated, community-based services for infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age who are at risk for developmental delay. Services are designed to identify, prevent, or remediate existing problems and enhance development through individual and family intervention strategies. See: developmental delay
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Our Government is intent on making sure that the EI program remains fair and consistent, said Minister Finley.
This practice is inconsistent with the core principle of the EI program, which is to provide temporary income support so that individuals can transition back into the Canadian labour market.
Self-employed persons can opt into the EI program to receive maternity, parental, sickness and compassionate care benefits.
In addition, for self-employed people who have opted into the EI program, the annual earnings required to qualify for special benefits will increase to $6,342 from $6,222 on January 1, 2013.
A range of EI program changes have taken effect since 2000 (see Box 1; further details appear in the Appendices).
The Government of Canada is announcing changes to the Employment Insurance (EI) program to better reflect the fact that the economy in northern Canada is amongst the strongest in the country and to align the administration of the EI program in the North with the rest of Canada.
The EI program will begin on the afternoon of Wednesday, October 9th, and conclude on Thursday, October 10th at noon.
The Government of Canada has announced changes to the EI program to ensure it better reflects the northern economy as being among the strongest in Canada.
Thus, a well-implemented EI program may help organizations achieve a flatter structure, eliminate substantial amounts of staff and support work, and improve productivity, quality, and employee attitudes--issues critical for companies to keep a strong position in a highly competitive marketplace (Cotton, 1993; Lawler, 1994).
Just as with the evaluation, EI services can be provided inside or outside the home--at a baby sitter or a center such as a United Cerebral Palsy facility, the office complex of the local EI program, or a daycare facility.
Judge Letourneau decided it was not up to him to second-guess Parliament, which he said crafted the new rules for the complex EI program after extensive debate and study.