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, occupational therapists, 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
- Occupational and physical therapy
The programs teach behavioral, self-help, language, communication, cognitive, fine-motor, gross-motor, social, and emotional skills.
TYPES OF SERVICES
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.
WHAT IS THE GOAL?
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.
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