Early Intervention Special Instructors work with children on speech and communication disorders, sensory processing, social anxiety, cognitive delays, and behavioral concerns. You will partner with the special instructor by informing them on what your child’s daily routine looks like, so that he or she can provide you and your child with specific tools that can be incorporated into regular daily life. For example, the special instructor may demonstrate how your child’s favorite toy or activity might help them in developing a particular skill. Your child’s special instructor would be both yours and their primary support, offering the most individualized care and attention.
Our special instructors are trained in the principles of infant-toddler mental health and can address the social-emotional needs of a child through their relationships with the people in their environment. A child’s primary relationships in their early years of life create the foundation for future learning. Building a strong and trusting relationship allows the child the safety to explore and learn from their environment.
Goldstar is an eager partner with state and county-wide initiatives to improve social-emotional outcomes in young children. Goldstar has enrolled several special instructors in the evidence based program Attachment and Biobehavioral Catch-Up (ABC) at the University of Delaware. Goldstar also has several therapists who have earned the Infant Toddler Mental Health graduate certificate from local universities.