~ Physical Therapy
~ Occupational Therapy
~ Speech & Language Therapy
~ Family Training
~ Parent-Child Group
~ Early Intervention Services
A special instructors or special educators have specialized training to work with children who have learning, behavioral, emotional and/or physical disabilities.
Cognitive Development ~ refers to the changes over time in childrenís thinking, reasoning, use of language, problem solving, and learning, and childrenís approaches to interaction with their physical and social environments.
Components of cognition include intelligence; arousal, orientation, attention, and executive function; memory (short and long term); information processing functions (such as pattern recognition, facial-emotional content, imitation, cause-and-effect associations, processing multiple sources of information simultaneously); representational thought; and reasoning and concept formation (problem solving, language, perspective-taking, social context and rules).
In very young children, ages birth to three, cognitive development involves learning to coordinate sensory input with emerging motor skills, development of object permanence, differentiation of self from others, and emergence of representational thought and symbolic play.
Social-Emotional Development involves progressive change in the way that children relate to their social world and their ability to differentiate and express emotions and perceive emotional states of other individuals. Social development refers to relating to others: the degree and, quality of the childís relationships with parents and caregivers; feelings about self; and, social adjustments over time.
Emotions reflect an individualís attempt or readiness to establish, maintain or change the relation between him or herself and his or her environment
(ex: a child whom tackles an obstacle to a goal is likely to experience happiness).