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Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention

The Early Intervention Program provides services for eligible young children ages three through the age of five.  It is available to any qualifying child residing in the district.

Early Intervention-
  • Provides support and services to families with children birth to age five, who have developmental delays and disabilities 
  • Supports services and resources for children that enhance daily opportunities for learning provided in settings where a child would be if he/she did not have a developmental delay and disability. 
  • Provides families’ independence and competencies. 
  • Respects families’ strengths, values, and diversity.

Early Intervention supports and services are designed to meet the developmental needs of children with a disability as well as the needs of the family related to enhancing the child’s development in one or more of the following areas.
  • Physical development, including vision and hearing 
  • Cognitive development 
  • Communication development 
  • Social or emotional development 
  • Adaptive development 

Early Intervention provides services in the areas of
  • Special Instruction
  • Nursing
  • Speech and Language
  • Hearing
  • Vision
  • Psychological Evaluations
  • Assistive Technology

Services are provided when the child meets the eligibility criteria of a 25% delay in one or more of the five developmental areas and demonstrates a need for specially designed instruction. 

For More Information

For more information about the Early Intervention program and its related services, please contact:

The Intermediate Unit One

Erin Goeckeler
Supervisor of Special Education
[email protected]

Walinda Nicholson
Supervisor of Special Education
[email protected]

Leigh Dennick
Director of Special Education
724-938-3241 ext. 273
[email protected]
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