What is Early Intervention?
Early intervention is a service that helps infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping those eligible infants and toddlers learn basic and new skills that develop during the first five years of life.
Skills Developed During First Five Years
- Physical (crawling and walking)
- Cognitive (thinking and problem solving)
- Communication (talking and listening)
- Social/Emotional (playing and happy)
- Self-Help (eating and dressing)
If an infant or toddler has a delay or disability in one or more of these developmental areas, they are likely eligible for early intervention services.
What is a Developmental Delay?
Developmental delay refers to a child who has not achieved the developmental skills expected of him or her, compared to others of the same age.
According to the National Institute of Child Health and Development, when early intervention is delayed it takes four times as long to intervene in fourth grade as it does in late kindergarten. The reason for this is due to brain development and an increase in content for students to learn as they grow.
In-Home Early Intervention Therapy
We are proud to be the leading provider of in-home early intervention therapy to children to support their growth in reaching developmental milestones. We provide in-home early intervention occupational, speech, feeding and physical therapy to over 4,000 children under the age of eight. We use evidence-based techniques tailored to meet a child’s needs with a child-friendly focus. By providing one-on-one individual care in a child’s natural environment, we assist in establishing a strong foundation for future learning. Our mission is to support our families in providing professional clinical evaluations, treatment options and resources so they feel empowered to make the best decision for their child.
If My Child Needs Early Intervention Therapy
How Does My Child Begin Early Intervention Therapy
Work with an in-home early intervention therapist
Early intervention therapy begins with a comprehensive evaluation by an in-home early intervention therapist from Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare. Our pediatric clinicians have extensive experience working with Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) physicians, educators, service coordinators, in providing an individualized Plan of Care for every child to meet evidence-based goals. In-home pediatric physical, occupational and speech therapy allows your child’s life and routine to be uninterrupted. Our clinicians work together to help you understand your child’s development and provide specific training to assist you in addressing areas of delay. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation.
Finding an In-Home Early Intervention Therapist for My Child: Getting Access to Resources in Colorado
We partner with the state Child Find Early Intervention program to provide therapy services to children that meet the State criteria. Early intervention is a collection of support and therapy services provided to children (from birth to 6 years old who have disabilities, or who are at risk of developing them) the help they need to succeed as they grow. Federal, state, and local dollars are funded for early intervention programs for those who qualify. The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) mandates that early intervention programs provide services in the natural environment and within naturally occurring routines and activities of the family’s day. We also accept Medicaid and most Insurance companies if your child does not meet the qualifications to receive services through the community center boards (CCB).
Natural development varies for each individual child but broad milestones are a good guideline. These milestones are outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and can be helpful in understanding what to expect, so that any concerns can be brought up with your child’s physician.
At Solace Pediatric Home Healthcare, we understand that you know your child best. If you have any concerns about the way they play, speak, learn, act, or move, contact your child’s doctor. Screening your child regularly using standardized, validated tools at the ages of 9, 18, and 24 or 30 months (and for autism at 18 and 24 months – or whenever you or a provider has a concern) is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
How Do I Schedule an Early Intervention Evaluation for My Child with an In-Home Early Intervention Therapist
Please contact our Patient Advocate Specialists to answer any questions to schedule your evaluation. You may reach our team during business hours by phone at:
You may also reach us through our on-line referral form. We look forward to speaking with you to provide you the answers you need to make the most informed decision for you and your child.