The Early Intervention Programme supports sensory impaired newborn babies from Bucharest, Oradea, Timisoara and Iasi. The aim of the programme is to ensure newborn babies and small children with hearing and/or visual impairments the chance to benefit from diagnosis, rehabilitation and early intervention, with the support of a multidisciplinary team consisting of medical professionals, special education teachers, psychologists and parents.
Services offered in the Early Intervention Support Centres: multisensory stimulation; functional visual training; perceptive-hearing education; speech therapy; physiotherapy; information, support and counselling for parents.
- 234 children in early intervention support centres
- 103.581 newborns screened for hearing impairments
- 17.049 children tested for visual impairments
- 424 parents and family members informed and counselled
- 25 specialists in education, health and social services involved in the project.
- SIR developed the Research Report on early intervention for children with multisensory impairments, 2007 – 2014, best practice model.