What is Early Intervention?

Does My Child Need Early Intervention?

As a mom or parent whose child has developmental delays or conditions and special needs, you’re looking for help.  Sometimes babies are born with a condition or special need that affects their development. Other times a condition is not apparent at birth, but over time you and your doctor begin to wonder if your child is developing properly.

  • Parents choose early intervention therapies because they have been shown to yield benefits both immediate and life-long in areas such as behavior, academic achievement, delinquency and crime, and eventual career attainment.
  • Early intervention therapies acquired from better-trained caregivers and where smaller child-to-staff ratios are available appear to provide the best results.

 

Early Intervention Therapies

TEIS offers a variety of early intervention services for children from 0-3 years old, including Occupational TherapyPhysical TherapySpeech TherapyVision ServicesNutrition TherapyEarly Childhood Development Therapy, and Social Work.

At TEIS, we have also developed an in-depth website about early intervention support, including how children develop, parenting tips and information, diagnoses, and much more.  There is even an “Ask the Therapist” area where you can submit specific questions about your child, or pick from among hundreds of common questions that may be just like yours.

How Do I Get Early Intervention Help for My Child?

Childhood evaluations and therapy services are available under the Federal Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.  Before services can be provided, an independent evaluation of your child must be completed. To assure impartiality, one agency offers evaluation services while another provides the therapeutic services.  If you have questions about how TEIS can be of help to your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us today.  Remember, at TEIS Your Child’s Progress is our PassionSM.

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My son is enrolled in Early Intervention services. I wanted to take a moment to let you know that Mary Ann has been so wonderful working with my son.  He has severe hearing loss, and a PDD diagnosis.  He has had such a great connection with Mary Ann.

She helped him get through sequencing activities, and always had fun things planned.  It really shows that she truly cares about the children and families she works with. My son loved working with Mary Ann, and we have learned a lot from her.  She always had great resources and ideas for us.  She was very positive and always complimentary of our efforts with my son.  Her activities were so unique, and yet in working with his entire EI team she found ways to incorporate what the other therapists were working on to make sure that his care was consistent.  She is a fantastic OT!

I will certainly recommend your agency, and Mary Ann, to anyone who is in need of services.  She had helped my son grow in so many ways and has given us many good tips which we will continue to use as we move on to the next phase of our son’s development.  We are so lucky to have had her as part of our EI team.”

Anonymous

Parent