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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These changes will apply to new claims from EI-eligible workers across Canada, as well as self-employed Canadians who opt into the EI program for access to EI special benefits, and who meet minimum income and other requirements to qualify for EI special benefits.
These changes will apply to EI-eligible workers, as well as self-employed Canadians who opt into the EI program for access to EI special benefits, and who meet minimum income and other requirements to qualify for EI special benefits.
We find that the alleged deterioration of the EI program as a social safety net over time is greatly misunderstood and exaggerated.
Sponsored by Harvard Pilgrim Employee Donor Fund and Kennedy Donovan Center EI Program.
Brewer was selected for this honor because of his tireless efforts to preserve the state's EI program through his role as chairman of the Senate Committee on Ways and Means.
The changes to the EI program amount to a frontal assault on the freedom to work insofar as they compel EI recipients to accept any job, regardless of their interests or skills, at lower wages than they could rightly expect to earn.
Our main goal in this study was to analyze the effects on adolescents' psychosocial adjustment of an educational EI program based on Mayer and Salovey's (1997) ability theoretical model, and in which we used a quasiexperimental pretest-intervention-posttest design.
The identification of specific risk factors and their interplay with the individual' s ecology provide significant insights into the dynamics associated with the onset of conduct problems and considerations necessary for tailoring intervention frameworks such as the EI program (Larmar 2002) to arrest the development of psychopathology.
Interestingly, just over half of the physicians said they had a very good or excellent understanding of early intervention eligibility, yet only 90% said they would be very likely to refer children under 36 months old with global developmental delays to their states' EI program, only 80% would refer children with loss of developmental milestones and delayed speech, and only 75% would refer children with sensory impairment, abnormal muscle tone, and/or delayed motor development," said Dr.
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).
On the up side, if an EI program is successful, it can be an effective value-added product for both the organizational client and the EAR On the down side, if EI is not approached realistically, it can quickly drain the time, talent, and treasure invested in it.
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.