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Child Developmental Concerns? Consider an Early Intervention Evaluation

By Lea Uhl, teli Speech Language Pathologist Child development during the first three years of life has an enormous impact on a child’s achievements later in life.  So how do you insure your child is developing within those guidelines? To help parents and their child, an Early Intervention Evaluation is a service funded by the...
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Providing Resources for Visually Impaired Children

Edited and reviewed by Becky DiLettuso, MSW Executive Director Getting involved in sports for young children is a way to explore, learn teamwork, get great exercise AND have fun! We know that for young children with vision impairment, participating in sports might be challenging. A nonprofit organization, Envision Blind Sports is addressing this challenge and...
Transitioning from Early Intervention to Preschool

Transitioning Your Child from Early Intervention to Preschool

Reviewed & Edited by: Becky DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Change is difficult, especially for a child with developmental delays. As any parent knows, the transition from a child under your watchful eye at all times to entrusting your child to another caregiver can be a bit scary.  You know what they want, you understand their needs...

Three Steps when Choosing Child Care

Reviewed & Edited by: Tracy Zeiler, M.Ed., Director of Early Intervention Choosing a child care program is a very personal decision.  It is also a bit overwhelming for parents with many factors to consider in addition to cost. Our teli staff has helped parents with this decision and suggests that there are three steps in the...

Taking the Mystery Out of Early Intervention

What exactly is Early Intervention? What should I expect with Early Intervention? Reviewed & Edited by: M. Rebecca DiLettuso, MSW, Executive Director Has your health care provider suggested Early Intervention for your child?  What exactly is Early Intervention? What happens during Early Intervention? How will it help my child? How long will it take to make...

A teli Alumni Early Intervention Success Story

Ms. Wheelchair, USA – Heather Tomko In July of 2018, Heather Tomko of Whitehall, south of Pittsburgh, was crowned Ms. Wheelchair USA.  While she never imagined she would win when a college friend suggested she enter, Heather finds herself in a fantastic position to tell her story and raise awareness of people with disabilities. Heather’s...

An Early Intervention Guide for Grandparents and Parents

By Rose McNeilly, teli Occupational Therapist In many families, grandparents are playing an increasing role in the care of their grandchildren. They have the experience in raising children that can be extremely helpful to a new parent!  As grandparents, you want to support your child realizing that things are a little different than when you...

teli Holiday Appeal 2018

I have a Joy, Joy, Joy, Joy Down in my Heart! – Lyrics by George William Cooke Dear Friends of teli, I write to you with “Joy Down in my Heart” as I reflect back over this the 60th Anniversary year of teli.  We had a wonderful celebration in September with our Board and Friends,...

A Child's Work is Their Play in Early Intervention Therapy PART I

Child’s Play and Early Intervention Therapy Wonder why your child’s therapist uses activities that appear to be just “playing”?  So “The Wheels on the Bus”  isn’t just a silly song? When parents think of Early Intervention therapy, they often think of stretching exercises or repeating a sound or learning to hold a spoon. But when...
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