Don't be too concerned if your child's rate of development seems different from other babies. However, if you suspect that your child may be falling behind in developmental skills, talk with your baby's doctor about your concerns and contact KidSPOT's early intervention program.
Supportive services to families of children (0 to 3) with developmental delay or disability and link families to resources in the community while encouraging parents to become advocates for their child. Parent training and education assists parents in enhancing their child’s development, learning, and growth.
Since children learn best in familiar settings with familiar people doing familiar activities and routines, services are provided within the child’s natural environment. Natural environments are settings that are natural or normal for the child’s age peers who have no disabilities. When services take place, parent and child can be at home or at places within the community like the park, grandparent’s home, or playground. Providers may see your child at his/her daycare or other care provider. Intervention works best when it is incorporated as a part of the everyday routines and activities in which families participate and in places where families would typically be.
Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment
Family training, counseling, and home visits
Service coordination services
Sign language and cued language services
Social work services
Special instruction (developmental therapy)
Speech-language pathology services
For initial eligibility determination, infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families participate in a comprehensive, multidisciplinary child and family evaluation and assessment process. Infants and toddlers (birth to 36 months) are eligible for early intervention under Part C who:
(1) Are experiencing a developmental delay or disability include those who have been evaluated by a multidisciplinary team as having a significant delay in one or more of the following areas of development:
a) Physical, Including Gross and Fine Motor, Hearing and Vision
d) Social or Emotional
e) Adaptive Skills
“Significant delay” is defined as a delay of 25% of the child’s chronological age (or greater) in one or more area of development (a-e above).
(2) Have a Diagnosed Physical or Developmental Condition
Infants and toddlers are determined eligible for early intervention under Part C if they have a medically diagnosed physical or mental condition which has a high probability of resulting in developmental delay.
Our Early Intervention Program at KidSPOT is offered through an agreement with First Connections. First Connections is a state-wide, comprehensive early intervention network of qualified, dedicated professionals here to work directly with your family to custom-design a plan with you to meet your child’s and your family’s needs
First Connections provides supports and services for families and their children, birth to age three who have special needs. Research shows that this is a critical time of development in the lives of all children. Families of infants and toddlers with special needs can turn to First Connections for information, support, and services to help them assist their child in reaching his/her potential.