Early Intervention Services
Early intervention services are for babies and children under the age of 5 years with developmental or social-emotional concerns. Services help babies and children learn skills that typically develop during the first five years of life, such as:
- Physical – Reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking
- Cognitive – Thinking, learning, solving problems
- Communication – Talking, listening, understanding
- Social and emotional – Playing, feeling secure and happy
- Self-help – Eating and dressing
Early intervention services help children reach their best and get ready for school. In fact, children who receive services have higher school achievement and improved social-emotional skills.
Early intervention services help families. Families can get emotional support when they feel alone or frustrated. They can get information on how to best support their child.