Early Intervention (EI) services provide vital support to children with developmental problems. These programs are designed to help kids grow and reach their full potential. They are funded by private health insurance and the Department of Public Health.
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Children are eligible for these services if they are younger than three years old and have a diagnosed physical or mental condition. Some services are free, while others may be covered by Medicaid, Indian Health Services, or health insurance.
During the evaluation process, a service coordinator will work with families to develop a plan for early intervention services. This plan will outline what types of services are available to the child and who will be providing them. Parents and the service coordinator will review this plan every six months.
The Early Intervention program works with children of all abilities and ancestries. The goal is to help all children reach their maximum developmental potential.
A team of professionals will be assigned to the case. They will monitor the child’s progress and work with the family to determine the best way to meet the needs of the child.
The service coordinator will make appointments for the evaluation and provide information on how the services will be delivered. Other staff members may be involved, depending on the child’s needs.
Parents will be contacted and asked to sign a consent form to receive the services. If the parent refuses, the child will not receive services.
When a child is eligible for services, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed. An IFSP defines the services the child will receive, the location, and the time and method of delivery.
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