Term Early Intervention for Children With Disabilities/Delays
Code LR-1700
Definition Programs that identify infants, toddlers and in some cases, preschoolers who show evidence of or are at risk for lags in physical development, cognitive development, language and speech development, psychosocial development or self-help skills, and provide or coordinate the delivery of an enrichment program in order to minimize the potential for a developmental delay and to meet their current developmental needs. The program may include early identification activities (child find); a developmental evaluation; a review of family concerns, priorities and resources; meetings with the family to develop an individualized family service plan; service coordination to ensure that the individual and his or her family receive needed services which may include but are not limited to physical therapy, occupational therapy, audiology, health/medical services, nursing services, nutrition services, psychological services including specialized play groups or therapy sessions, counseling, speech and language assistance, special instructional services, transportation, and parenting skills development; and ongoing evaluation of the child's progress and his or her changing enrichment needs. Included are "birth to three" programs and federal, state or local programs that address the needs of slightly older children or children not otherwise eligible for "birth to three" programs.
Created 3/10/92
Changed 3/1/12
Use References Birth to Three Early Intervention Programs
Early Access for Children With Disabilities/Delays
Early Intervention for Developmental Delays
Early Intervention for Infants/Toddlers With Disabilities
See Also References Developmental Assessment (LF-7000.1700)
Developmental Screening (LF-7000.1730)
Early Head Start (HD-1800.1800)
Early Identification Programs (HH-8000.1500)
External Classification Terms Developmentally Disabled Centers (NTE P82)
Early Intervention & Prevention (NPC E12.06)
Health (CAN HC-300)
Health Care (AIRS HC-300)
Outpatient Rehabilitation (UW 2.1.04.02)
Services for Individuals with Disabilities (NPC P11.03)
Related Concepts Children and Youth
Developmental Disabilities
Disabilities
Early Childhood Programs/Services
Facet Service
Comments
Bibliographic References "What Is Early Intervention?", Kid Source website, http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/content/early.intervention.html

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