For those of you who may not now, the Early Intervention Program is a statewide program that provides many different types of early intervention services to infants and toddlers with disabilities (birth to age 3) and their families. It is led by the Department of Health. This is a program that every family has access to and it is not based on income. Some of the services that they are offer include:
- assistive technology devices and services
- family training, counseling, home visits and support groups
- medical services for diagnostic purposes
- nursing services
- nutrition services
- occupational therapy
- physical therapy
- speech-language pathology
- vision services
- special instruction
- health services
The next step is the evaluation. For our specific evaluation a physical therapist and a speech-language pathologist with come to the house to assess Giovanni since those are the areas where we have the most concern. I should hear by Friday when that will be.
I am not quite sure what to think about all of this. If anyone has any experience with an Early Intervention program, I would love to hear from you!