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  EARLY INTERVENTION

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 Early Intervention is provided in Pennsylvania under the Office of Child Development and Early Learning and the Department of Public Education. The Office of Child Development and Early Learning funds Early Intervention from Birth to three years of age. The Department of Public Education funds Early Intervention services from 3 years to the age a child begins elementary education.

ELIGIBLITY

Children from birth to three years of age may receive services if:

  • The child has a significant delay in development
  • The child has a physical disability
  • The child has a condition which has a high probability for developmental delay

There are children who may not meet the eligibility criteria for early intervention services but who may have conditions considered to be "at risk" Infant Monitoring can be provided for children who:

  • Weigh under 3 ½ pounds at birth
  • Have been cared for in a neonatal intensive care unit
  • Are born to a chemically dependent mother
  • Have been seriously abused or neglected
  • Have confirmed lead poisoning

HOW TO REQUEST EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES FOR CHILDREN BIRTH TO THREE YEARS OF AGE IN BERKS COUNTY

Contact Service Access and Management and request an Early Intervention Intake for children under the age of three at 610-236-0530.

SERVICES

 

Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP)

Service Coordination

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Speech Therapy

Special Instruction

Audiology

Family Training

Nutrition

Vision

Assistive Technology

Psychological Services

Infants, Toddlers, and Families Medicaid Waiver

LINKS

Service Access and Management, Inc.

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