Thom Neponset Valley Staff Highlight
Name: Amanda Albertson
Discipline: Physical Therapist
Years of Service: 18
Why Early Intervention? Purposeful play is a child’s work and essential to brain development, particularly during their first three years. If your child appears to be experiencing developmental challenges, getting support early and understanding exactly how services can help is essential. Opportunities for play with a caregiver or Early Intervention specialist can facilitate the development of the skills needed for problem-solving, self-control, socialization and communication.
What are three things you enjoy about working in Early Intervention:
- Positive social-emotional skills (including social relationships);
- Acquisition and use of knowledge and skills (including early language/communication [and early literacy]); and
- Use of appropriate behaviors to meet their needs.