What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention provides support to assist your family with maximizing your child’s development while respecting the diversity of families and communities. Early Intervention is a comprehensive interagency program that supports infants and children with developmental delays and has been shown to reduce the likelihood of delays among at risk children.
It further provides an opportunity to assist and empower families to meet their child’s needs as well as the needs of the family. An Early Interventionist offers parents and caregivers an opportunity to have a family-focused, in-home service to assist their child from ages birth to five. Children and families are entitled to these services, regardless of race, ethnicity or income.
Carolina Behavior & Beyond strives to help children as soon as possible, so your child can reach his or her full potential. Getting help early can make a difference in your child’s life!
After BabyNet has evaluated your child and he or she qualifies for services, you will be able to choose Carolina Behavior & Beyond as your Early Intervention provider. Then, an Early Interventionist (EI) will contact you to complete.
Examples of early intervention services | If an infant or toddler has a disability or a developmental delay in one or more of these developmental areas, that child will likely be eligible for early intervention services. Those services will be tailored to meet the child’s individual needs and may include:
- Assistive technology (devices a child might need)
- Audiology or hearing services
- Speech and language services
- Medical services
- Nursing services
- Nutrition services
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Psychological services
- Family Training Home visits
- Developmental assessments
- Referrals to community resources and services
- Infant and child massage instruction
- RBI Routine Based Interview
- Service coordination
- Telehealth services
- Family training
Services may also be provided to address the needs and priorities of the child’s family. Family-directed services are meant to help family members understand the special needs of their child and how to enhance his or her development.
THE IFSP INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Information about your child and family
- Your goals for your child
Information regarding your child's development and specific services for your child.
Services that Carolina Behavior & Beyond will provide to your child and family including:
- Who will provide services
- How often you will get these services
- Where and when your child/family will receive these services
- Name of coordinator with contact information
- Your rights as a parent
- Developmental Assessment Results
You must sign the IFSP before services can begin for your child/family. The IFSP will be reviewed every 6 months, and an assessment will be updated at that time as well. During these reviews, changes will be made as needed. However, you can ask for a review or change in your child’s plan at any time if you think it is necessary