Early Childhood Intervention Services in Northwestern PA

 

Early Intervention Services - Northwestern Pennsylvania

While all children grow and develop in unique ways, some children experience delays in their development. Children with developmental delays and disabilities benefit from Early Intervention services.  There is no cost to the family for these services.

 

What is Early Intervention?

 

Early Intervention is a family-centered program which is based on the belief that the most significant time for identification and treatment of children with physical, developmental or intellectual disabilities and delays is during the earliest possible stages of development. 

 

What do Service Coordinators do?

 

Service coordinators help meet the child’s needs by coordinating and monitoring early intervention services, assisting in any issues that may arise, and by providing information and resources to help the child succeed.

Service Coordination for Early Intervention in Northwestern Pennsylvania

ECCM Service Coordination is responsible for:

  • Screening for developmental delays.
  • Connect your child with a multi-disciplinary evaluation to determine if your child is eligible for services.
  • Eligibility for early intervention is determined either through a qualifying diagnosis or through multi-disciplinary evaluation during which there is 25% delay or more in at least one of the following five areas: cognitive, communication, social/emotional, physical, or adaptive.

  • Working with you to develop a plan of therapy which can best help your child
  • Offering a list of qualified providers specific to the therapy plan
  • Monitoring the services your child receives to ensure the best outcomes
  • Connect you and your child to other services available throughout the human services system
  • Answer your questions about your child's needs.

 

Your child can also be enrolled in our tracking program if he or she is at risk of falling behind developmentally.

 

 

 

Early Intervention FAQs

 

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Can Service Coordinators help my whole family?

Yes! ECCM’s service coordinators are well-versed in resources within your community. Additionally, our Early Intervention program is located right here at ECCM, which is a resource in supportive services such as mental health, intellectual disability, representative payee, intellectual disability, Health Choices Hi-Fidelity Wrap Around and Administrative Case Management. We will get you the answers and get you connected, even if it’s not for your little one!

 
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What questions can Service Coordinators answer in regards to my child's needs?
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Do I need to take my child anywhere to receive early intervention services?
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How much do early intervention services cost?

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