Early Intervention services are provided in your home or babysitter’s home, or even at your daycare or Early Head Start, wherever and whenever it is convenient for you. We send our specialists to work where your little one is most comfortable. Usually this is in the home.
We set up a schedule for our sessions that is convenient with you. We work with the child, but at the same time, we work with parents and caregivers so they can extend valuable therapies with their child long after our sessions together.
In the first few years of life, you and your family are your child’s most important teachers. In Early Intervention we build on the natural learning that happens in your family home.
One of the first steps in Early Intervention is a detailed evaluation. This is very important because it identifies specific areas or skills that need immediate help, and it also identifies areas of strength. We then craft an individual plan that builds on those strengths.
We teach you a variety of helpful therapies and exercises, and show you (and any caregivers you may have) exactly how to do the therapies with your little one. We answer your questions, and we tell you what to expect, so you can recognize signs of growth in your baby. We monitor your child’s progress and introduce new therapies and tactics as your child progresses.
In short we partner with you and empower you and your extended family to help your child in many ways every day throughout your child’s first three years.
We also help you connect with other families who may be encountering the same challenges as your child. We put you in touch with a variety of community organizations and supports, from play groups to respite care and advocacy organizations. We advise you about other services your child may be entitled to receive.