Specialized Skills Training Visits

  • Early Intervention Specialists (EISs) provide SST services and are credetialed specialists in:

    • Infant and toddler development, both typical and atypical patterns. 
    • Typical infant and toddler behavior and challenging behaviors (biting, tantrums, picky eating and sleeping issues)
    • Early childhood cognition, motivation and how infants and toddlers learn.
    • Infant and toddler social interactions.
    • How developmental areas are interconnected.

    Our staff love working with children and by the look of these images, you'll agree! Because your child's main occupation is play, our SST providers make sessions fun! They engage children to build good rapport and make the child feel like they are playing, when they are really learning and developing.

Speech Therapy

  • Speech Therapist (ST) Evaluate, treat and help to identify communication and swallowing disorders in children.  Speech therapists help families develop goals and implement strategies to help your child communicate their wants and needs during their daily routines. Speech therapist most commonly treat children with:

    • Disordered languge development
    • Chldhood apraxia of speech
    • Serious oral motor/feeding issues
    • Cleft palate
    • Others as determined by IFSP team

    The SLP addresses communication needs in the context of the whole child’s development and the family.

Occupational Therapy

  • Occupational Therapist (OT) - Focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas in their lives. Occupational Therapists can evaluate your child’s skills for playing, daily activities and compare them with what is developmentally appropriate for that age group.  Occupational Therapy is planned as an ongoing service for children who have:
    • Severe motor delays with neuromuscular concerns
    • Severe feeding delays
    • Feeding delays associated with a secondary issue (reflux, sensory challenges, etc.) where medical monitoring may be indicated
    • Severe sensory challenges impacting developmental growth
    • Severe global delays with motor being the highest concern
    • Ongoing intervention needed for assistive technology/adapted equipment
    • Ongoing medical monitoring is required
    OT addresses motor, feeding, sensory/assistive technology needs in the context of the whole child’s development and the family.

Physical Therapy

  • Physical Therapist (PT) - Treat and help make daily tasks and activities easier for your child. Their goal is to help your child's joints move better and to restore or increase flexibility,strength, endurance, coordination and or balance. Physical Therapy is planned as an ongoing service for children who have:
    • Severe motor delays with neuromuscular and or musculoskeletal concerns
    • Severe global delays with motor being the highest concern
    • Ongoing intervention needed for assistive technology/ adapted equipment
    • Ongoing medical monitoring is required
    PT addresses motor needs in the context of the whole child’s development and the family

Last Modified on October 13, 2020