Birth to 3 years of age:
Early intervention services help infants and todders with developmental delays or disabilities within the first 3 years of life such as:
Communication (talking, listening)
Cognitive (learning, thinking)
Physical (rolling, walking, crawling)
Social/Emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy)
Self-help (eating, dressing)
Children can receive early intervention services from birth up to their 3rd birthday and are often provided services in their natural environments such as their homes. A child who is eligible for speech therapy services must demonstrate a 25% delay in one or more areas in order to receive early intervention services. To determine eligibility, the child will be evaluated to see if in fact the child does have a delay in development or a disability. If you have concerns regarding you child's development, please contact your local early intervention office (North Star Support Services-Blair County).