Does My Child Need a Social Worker?
In Early Intervention Support, the role of a social worker is to provide a variety of services geared to the special needs of children and their families. In this role, the social worker acts as an adjunct to evaluators and therapists.
Services provided may include, but are not limited to:
- Consultation in areas of parent and child interaction, family dynamics, mental health issues, child neglect and domestic violence, and crisis intervention.
- Consultation with Early Intervention therapists related to infant and toddler development and family needs.
Please don’t hesitate to contact TEIS for more information about Nutrition Therapy.
Social Work Services for Children from 0-3 Years Old
At TEIS, our focus is on early intervention for children from 0-3 years old. A Social Worker can provide complete family assessments and referrals to appropriate Early Intervention and other services. He or she also acts as a liaison between the family and Early Intervention Therapists, or between family, therapists, and other health, mental health, and social services providers.
In this way a Social Worker helps assure a comprehensive, family-centered approach to Early Intervention.
How to get Early Intervention Services
To learn how to get early intervention services for your child, including Social Work, please visit our Get Help page, and the section on How Do I Get Early Intervention Help for My Child?
TEIS service areas include Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Beaver County (evaluations only), and Westmoreland County.
Early Intervention Therapies
In addition to Social Work, TEIS also provides Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Speech Therapy, Nutrition Therapy, Early Childhood Development Therapy and Vision Services.
If you have questions about how TEIS can be of help, please don't hesitate to contact us today.