Early Intervention Services

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Early Intervention in NJ

Early Intervention is used to describe the services and supports that are available to babies and young children with developmental delays and disabilities and their families.

May include speech therapy, physical therapy, and other types of services based on the needs of the child and family.

Can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills and overcome challenges and can increase success in school and life.

A Team Approach

Developmental intervention helps families and early intervention practitioners implement child focused services through a team approach that facilitates development within natural settings and activities and in the context of meaningful relationships. EIP practitioners, service coordinators, families, and designated community agencies can work together as a team to meet the child and family’s needs and support each child’s growth and development.

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What to expect

Developmental Intervention

Children eligible for early intervention receive developmental intervention to address
developmental delays. They may or may not also be receiving discipline-specific therapy(ies) and family support services. Developmental intervention includes (but is not limited to) these types of activities:

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Relationship Development

Promoting a positive parent-child relationship as the core of intervention efforts

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Learning Opportunities

Identifying activities and daily routines which can be utilized as learning opportunities for the
child;

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Learning Environments

Teaching the family to design learning environments and materials to promote the child’s acquisition of a variety of skills.

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Networking

Networking with and providing consultation to community providers and friends that the family chooses

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Progress Tracking

Monitoring progress toward meeting developmental outcomes

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Coordination

Coordinating the intervention activities that are provided within the NJEIS team.

See What an Early Intervention Session Might Look Like

Children eligible for early intervention receive developmental intervention to address
developmental delays. They may or may not also be receiving discipline-specific therapy(ies) and family support services. 
Developmental intervention includes (but is not limited to) these types of activities:

 Individualized Family Service Plan

An Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) team
decides whether the early intervention services will be provided individually, in groups or
utilizing a consultative model of intervention. The IFSP may include one or a combination of any of the following services: 

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Assessments

 Ongoing procedures to identify the child’s strengths and developmental needs, as well as the family’s concerns, priorities, resources.

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Assistive Technology

Provision of equipment, including adaptive assistive devices, specifically designed for use by children with developmental
delays or disabilities.

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Audiology Services

Testing of the child’s hearing and referral for further services, as needed.

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Family Training and Counseling

Guidance for the family from trained personnel in understanding the special needs for enhancing the child’s development.

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Medical Services

Diagnostic or evaluation services by a licensed physician to
determine a child’s developmental status and the need for early intervention. Costs not covered.

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Occupational or Physical Therapy

Services to assist in learning needed skills or identifying and helping prevent or reduce movement problems; designing and providing assistive devices or services .

Early intervention

The Importance of Play

Play is a vital piece of child development. It’s through play that children learn rules and what is expected of them. Playing also helps your child learn social and motor skills and cognitive thinking. Play also helps your child to develop language and socialization skills. It
allows children to learn to communicate emotions, to think, be creative and solve problems. In short, it’s needed for the healthy development for your child.

 

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