Our Early Intervention Program helps babies and children who have developmental delays and disabilities and their families. Letting children undergo this program helps these children to catch up to learning objectives and promotes success in school and in life. This program is for children from birth to age 3. To be eligible, your child must have either:
- A developmental delay—be far behind other kids his age.
- A specific health condition that will probably lead to a delay—this includes genetic disorders, birth defects, and hearing loss, but typically not learning or attention issues like dyslexia and ADHD.
Babies and toddlers may receive services at home or in the community to help with development in these areas:
- Physical skills (reaching, crawling, walking, drawing, building)
- Cognitive skills (thinking, learning, solving problems)
- Communication skills (talking, listening, understanding others)
- Self-help or adaptive skills (eating, dressing)
- Social or emotional skills (playing, interacting with others)
- Sensory processing skills (handling textures, tastes, sounds, smell
A child who qualifies for an early intervention program may receive one or more of these services:
- Screening and assessment
- Speech and language therapy
- Physical or occupational therapy
- Psychological services
- Home visits
- Medical, nursing or nutrition services
- Hearing (audiology) or vision services
- Social work services
A service coordinator from the early intervention program will help set up and schedule services in this program.