Pediatric Early Intervention Therapy


What is Early Intervention Therapy?

Solace Pediatric Healthcare is the leading provider of pediatric nursing, family caregiver, occupational, physical, speech, behavior and feeding therapy services. Since 2005, our clinicians have provided in-home, clinic-based and telehealth therapy to children from birth to 21 years of age.

Our mission is to support you and your family in providing professional clinical evaluations, treatment options, resources and information so you feel empowered to make the best decision for your child and family. An ACHC-accredited company, we continuously demonstrate our commitment to quality, positive patient outcomes and safety.

Pediatric early intervention therapy

Early intervention therapy is a service that helps infants and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping 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 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.

Developmental Milestones by Age

What is 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.

Developmental Milestones by Age

Developmental Milestones

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 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.

If you have concerns, please discuss with your child’s pediatrician and ask to be referred to our team for an occupational therapy evaluation.

Developmental Milestones

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 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.

If you have concerns, please discuss with your child’s pediatrician and ask to be referred to our team for an occupational therapy evaluation.


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In-Home Early Intervention Therapy

Early intervention therapy is crucial in ensuring that a child can lead their best life while staying on track with developmental milestones. The gap that exists for children needing moderate therapy to increased levels of therapy can be addressed by intervening early and identifying with a comprehensive evidence-based medical evaluation and one-on-one individualized therapy by a specialized pediatric therapist.

At Solace Pediatric Healthcare, 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, physical, speech and feeding therapy services to over 4,000 children. 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, resources and information so they feel empowered to make the best decision for their child and family.

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How Does My Child Begin Early Intervention Therapy?

We understand you may be overwhelmed trying to determine if your child is struggling with developmental delays or other learning challenges. Referring your child to us for a comprehensive evaluation is the first step in receiving the necessary information to make the best decision for your child. The earlier you schedule your child for an evaluation to determine if therapy is recommended, the better, as the most optimal outcomes are achieved through Early Intervention therapy. Our team handles every step of the process, from communicating with insurance companies, coordinating with your child's physician, scheduling and providing support every step of the way. Our clinicians utilize evidence-based therapy in a child's natural environment to increase comfort, convenience and overall success.

If a delay is identified, our clinicians work together to help you understand your child’s development, create an individualized plan of care and provide training to assist you in addressing areas of delay. Contact our office to schedule an evaluation.

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Solace's Partnership With Early Intervention Colorado

The Early Intervention Colorado program is the State's system for families who have children ages birth to two years of age. At Solace Pediatric Healthcare, we partner with Early Intervention Colorado to provide therapy services to children that meet the State criteria. 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 if your child does not meet the qualifications to receive services through the community center boards (CCBs). The State oversees several CCBs, which support access to long-term services, as well as individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

How Do I Schedule an Early Intervention Evaluation for My Child at Solace Pediatric Healthcare?

If you or your child’s school or pediatrician have concerns, the first step is to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with a pediatric therapist at Solace Pediatric Healthcare. At the evaluation, our therapists will conduct the evaluation and thoroughly discuss with you results, recommendations and options. If therapy is recommended, your therapist will create individualized goals and ongoing treatment plans for your child.

If you would like to schedule early intervention therapy today, you can either contact us via phone, or refer your child online and we will contact you. You may also reach out to us with questions by contacting us.

Our mission is to provide pediatric healthcare services to help children and families live their best lives.