Early Intervention

Our Early Intervention services offer a comprehensive, research-based treatment program for children from birth to three years of age diagnosed with or showing signs of a developmental delay, or considered at high risk of a developmental delay.

We use a play-based, interdisciplinary, and family-centered model of Early Intervention. All services are provided in the child’s natural environment, including the child’s home, family daycare, childcare center, or other community-based sites. Our Early Intervention staff includes specialized instructors, physical therapists and speech therapists.


Our programs are individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family, and guided by advanced research and evidence-based developmental practices from across multiple disciplines, including:

  • Speech and language pathology
  • Child development
  • Early childhood education
  • Special education
  • Physical therapy

The programs teach behavioral, self-help, language, communication, cognitive, fine-motor, gross-motor, social and emotional skills.


Based on individual assessments, children enrolled in the program may be eligible for services including:

  • Home-based intervention
  • Social play groups
  • Parent education and coaching
  • Community-based services
  • Collaborative consultation with schools, childcare agencies, clinics, and other service providers

Assessment is ongoing throughout the program and the frequency and types of services a child receives are based on the child’s and family’s needs. 


The long-term goals for clients are to support the development of a rich, nurturing environment; develop strong relationships with parents and caregivers; assess needs and provide education, support, and treatment in the areas of intellectual, physical, social, and emotional development; and provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her full potential.

What’s New with ABA at Easterseals Bay Area?

Since October of this year, we’ve been enrolling clients between 4- and 18-years-old in our social skills groups at our clinics around the Bay Area. Clients participate in small groups led by our applied behavior analysis (ABA) Supervisors who teach and reinforce social skills development with a focus on STEAM areas (science, technology, engineering, art, and math).

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