Our Early Intervention programs are provided for eligible preschool children in Bradford, Lycoming, Sullivan and Tioga counties. Early Intervention is a comprehensive and collaborative system that optimizes children’s development, supports the family’s responsibility and enhances their capacity to care for their child. Our services are provided based on a Board approved stretch calendar.
A variety of need-based services for eligible young children are provided in the least restrictive environment. Early Intervention services range from consultative to instruction in specialized classrooms. Related Services are available, for example, in the areas of speech, hearing, and vision. along with assistance with psychological evaluations and assistive technology. Services are provided when the Multi-Disciplinary Evaluation (MDE) team determines the child meets the eligibility criteria of a 25% delay in one (1) or more of the five (5) developmental areas AND demonstrates a need for specially designed instruction. These services are available to children ages 3 to age of beginners. Our staff also works closely with school districts and parents to facilitate the transition-to-school process for eligible children. We provide screenings, upon request, as part of the comprehensive child find effort. Working with our communities we also provide resources, training and outreach programs for schools, preschools, colleges and various agencies.
If you would like additional information or assistance, please contact:
Angela Sees, Supervisor, Early Intervention Programs