Henry Hasson - Pediatric Neurologist - talks about Early Intervention Programs.
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Host: Again, your real concern wasn't doing some of these frames that were trying for look at it and that actually the real concern is, we could put them in a long awaited problem. Henry Hasson: Right. Host: What does that mean, a long awaited problem? Henry Hasson: The first things we do is -- especially in the young kids below three years of age, we start something called early intervention, which is where the city helps out and they fund these programs, we can have physical therapy or occupational therapy or speech therapy, all that bring programs to help children catch up as early as possible. Again I could mention before that earlier you can diagnose a problem, the early you can start intervening and helping the child. Host: Well, there is a thing in the newsletter, the first born seems to have slighter higher acute and same the second and third born. Some people think it’s because the first one gets all the nurturing all the attention and here the third one, which I have a debate and with some parents but so that could be some of the idea of the stimulation obviously helps, obviously this Olympic, too much is bad too, is that’s right? Henry Hasson: Well for sure, but again the more you reach to your child, I don't think there is limit in how much you can reach your child and talk to your child, especially the very young and the more you do that, the more could children learn by repeating. Children -- the infant brain, a developing brain basically takes in from the environment and it just repeats and send it back, almost the same way as you would, things you would have to train, like a pet. You know, with a child’s brain, it actually works that way and the more you reach them, the more they will be able to mimic and have their own language, and they always respond back. Host: Well, We learned that everybody like to talking during the group job so positive reinforcement is where you go, not negative? Henry Hasson: Sure, as they, children are getting older and start eating decent, right and wrong and different things what to do. Again, positive reinforcement works a lot better than negative reinforcement. And usually what a lot of people recommend is when you do right thing to get positive reinforcement, doing the wrong thing even just lack of any attention, you don't even need to give any negative stimulus by just ignoring them is sometimes enough that will teach them not to do that.