Early Intervention

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.

Eligibility

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 Iintervention 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.
Young Explorers: Zero to Three