EARLY INTERVENTION

Early Childhood Intervention Services

Early Childhood Intervention Services (ECIS) utilizes an interdisciplinary approach, involving team members from different disciplines as well as the parents. Research shows that early childhood is a critical time in a child’s development and the first few years of a child’s life plays a major role in how they’ll learn and develop. We provide intervention services in a variety of ways to meet the needs of the families we serve.

First Steps Program

Take the First Steps in mapping your child’s developmental milestones, strengths and challenges with our Developmental Assessment Team. Be able to catch developmental concerns and red flags as early as possible.

  • Diagnostic Assessment includes, but not limited to, a comprehensive clinical assessment and/or developmental assessment looking at all areas of development including cognitive, communication, motor skills, social-emotional and adaptive (self-help skills) and specific diagnostic assessment for Autism.
  • Receive recommendations including, but not limited to, tips and strategies to help you and your child, referrals for specific therapy interventions such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other community resources.

ECIS Direct Referral Form

First Steps Program

Take the First Steps in mapping your child’s developmental milestones, strengths and challenges with our Developmental Assessment Team. Be able to catch developmental concerns and red flags as early as possible.

  • Diagnostic Assessment includes, but not limited to, a comprehensive clinical assessment and/or developmental assessment looking at all areas of development including cognitive, communication, motor skills, social-emotional and adaptive (self-help skills) and specific diagnostic assessment for Autism.
  • Receive recommendations including, but not limited to, tips and strategies to help you and your child, referrals for specific therapy interventions such as Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work services, Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and other community resources.

Home-Based Services

We provide home-based services to children and families in Wake County and throughout the Triangle. ECIS is provided to children from birth to 3 years who are at risk or showing signs of developmental delays or have a specific diagnosis. Therapists provide educational support to families of young children with special needs and work directly with the child in order to help him or her strengthen necessary skills and meet developmental milestones before entering pre-k.

Services Include:

  • Child Development Therapy provided by a Child Development Specialist to work on global developmental needs including cognitive skills, play skills, attention and self-help skills. 
  • Speech/Language Therapy provided by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Services provided include assessments to diagnose and treat speech, language, communication and articulation. 
  • Occupational Therapy provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Services provided include assessments to diagnose and treat fine motor, oral motor, sensory motor integration and performances in daily living. 
  • Physical Therapy provided by a licensed Physical Therapist. Services provided include assessment and treatment of gross motor skills. 
  • Social Work services provided by a licensed clinical social worker. Services provided include assessment and treatment of social-emotional skills, self-help skills, and behavior interventions.   

Parent coaching and education is included as part Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical therapy. 

Home-Based Services

We provide home-based services to children and families in Wake County and throughout the Triangle. ECIS is provided to children from birth to 3 years who are at risk or showing signs of developmental delays or have a specific diagnosis. Therapists provide educational support to families of young children with special needs and work directly with the child in order to help him or her strengthen necessary skills and meet developmental milestones before entering pre-k.

Services Include:

  • Child Development Therapy provided by a Child Development Specialist to work on global developmental needs including cognitive skills, play skills, attention and self-help skills. 
  • Speech/Language Therapy provided by a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist. Services provided include assessments to diagnose and treat speech, language, communication and articulation. 
  • Occupational Therapy provided by a licensed Occupational Therapist. Services provided include assessments to diagnose and treat fine motor, oral motor, sensory motor integration and performances in daily living. 
  • Physical Therapy provided by a licensed Physical Therapist. Services provided include assessment and treatment of gross motor skills. 
  • Social Work services provided by a licensed clinical social worker. Services provided include assessment and treatment of social-emotional skills, self-help skills, and behavior interventions.   

Parent coaching and education is included as part Speech/Language Therapy, Occupational Therapy and Physical therapy. 

Developmental Therapy

Developmental Therapy (DT) is a form of therapy that focuses on integration of conceptual skills, motor skills, language skills, and social-emotional skills. It is designed to support the individual in the acquisition of skills they have not gained during the developmental stages of life and are not likely to develop without additional training and supports. For children the focus is on strengthening skills and may include training and activities in areas such as self-help, language and cognitive development, and psychosocial skills.

Developmental Therapy

Developmental Therapy (DT) is a form of therapy that focuses on integration of conceptual skills, motor skills, language skills, and social-emotional skills. It is designed to support the individual in the acquisition of skills they have not gained during the developmental stages of life and are not likely to develop without additional training and supports. For children the focus is on strengthening skills and may include training and activities in areas such as self-help, language and cognitive development, and psychosocial skills.

Positive Parenting Program

The Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) addresses the needs of each family by equipping parents with the skills needed to support their child with special needs. All parents can use support with simple and practical strategies to confidently manage and balance family life. We provide all levels of support from Positive Parenting seminars to individual training sessions.

STAR Program

Our STAR Program is grounded in evidence-based practices and has shown to be effective in many settings, including public school programs. These curricula transfer research into practice by providing teachers with the tools to implement a comprehensive program using the teaching strategies identified as most effective for students with significant learning challenges.

Benefits Include

  • Uses evidence-based instructional practices
  • Is research-validated
  • Is ABA-based
  • Provides a comprehensive curriculum-based assessment and documents progress on IEPs
  • Is aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Is shown to be effective in public school settings
  • Meets the individual needs of students at various developmental levels
  • Comprehensive materials include program manual, lesson plans and ready to use manipulatives, photo cards and other instructional tools

STAR Program

Our STAR Program is grounded in evidence-based practices and has shown to be effective in many settings, including public school programs. These curricula transfer research into practice by providing teachers with the tools to implement a comprehensive program using the teaching strategies identified as most effective for students with significant learning challenges.

Benefits Include

  • Uses evidence-based instructional practices
  • Is research-validated
  • Is ABA-based
  • Provides a comprehensive curriculum-based assessment and documents progress on IEPs
  • Is aligned to Common Core State Standards
  • Is shown to be effective in public school settings
  • Meets the individual needs of students at various developmental levels
  • Comprehensive materials include program manual, lesson plans and ready to use manipulatives, photo cards and other instructional tools

Eligibility

We serve children from birth through 5 years of age.

Eligibility

We serve children from birth through 5 years of age.

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