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Developmental Milestones (9-12 Months)

Developmental milestones are skills and abilities that most children can master by a certain age. Early intervention helps children ages 0-3 with developmental delays to achieve age-appropriate milestones. Early intervention is provided at no cost to families and is proven to improve outcomes for young children as they grow and learn. For more than 60...
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Developmental Milestones (3-6 Months)

Children are active learners from infancy. They continuously absorb information about themselves and the world around them, using that knowledge to develop and grow. Although children learn differently, they should be able to achieve a variety of developmental milestones by a certain age. Not meeting milestones is an indicator that a child may be experiencing...
Addressing Infant Feeding Challenges through Early Intervention

Addressing Infant Feeding Challenges through Early Intervention

Early Intervention Feeding Strategies Authored by: Jennifer (Krandel) Schreiner, teli Occupational Therapist Is your infant having difficulty when bottle or breast feeding? Sitting down with your infant in your lap and nursing or bottle feeding your infant can be a special time shared between parent and child. While it appears to be calming, feeding is a...
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Taking the Mystery Out of Early Intervention

Parents often have lots of questions when their child is faced with developmental challenges. As an Early Intervention provider, teli often receives requests and calls from parents with these exact questions about Early Intervention. They are concerned about their child and possible developmental delays and they are calling for information because their health care provider...
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What is the Difference Between Language and Speech Development?

Are language and speech the same thing? Believe it or not this is a misconception that Lea Uhl, a teli Pediatric Speech Language Pathologist, encounters from parents on a regular basis in her work in Early Intervention.  “I speak with a number of parents who are confused about the difference between speech and language when...
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Choosing an Early Intervention Provider? The choice is yours!

By: Nichole Merz, Early Intervention Coordinator Are you concerned about your child’s development? Do they appear to be missing some of the milestones that you may notice in other children? For over 60 years, teli has been supporting children and their families through Early Intervention Services. What exactly is Early Intervention? Early Intervention provides children...
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How Can Early Intervention Help a Child with an Autism Diagnosis?

By: Nichole Merz, teli Developmental Specialist Early Intervention provides an enormous advantage for a child with autism. An early diagnosis can be valuable to ensure that a child has every possible opportunity to address delays associated with an autism spectrum diagnosis.  Most recently, screening for autism as early as 2 years of age has been...
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Early Intervention and Autism – A Testimony of Hope for a Child’s Future

Growing up with an Autism diagnosis adds a whole new dimension to the lives of a child and their family.  However, with strong family support and Early Intervention, a child can achieve their true potential with encouraging results. A teli Alumni with an Autism diagnosis has been achieving great things that might have been unimaginable...
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April is Autism Awareness Month – How teli Can Help

Autism and Early Intervention When a parent hears the word “Autism” it can cause enormous concern about their child’s future.  But there is more hope now than ever!  There are significant and effective resources that provide hope to thousands of parents. Every child’s needs and abilities are different and particularly with children on the Autism...
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