Early Intervention Impact

teli provides informative posts on the impact of early intervention. Get your questions answered regarding why EI is so valuable for child developmental milestones.

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...
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...
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...
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,...
Authored by: Lynne Kolodziej, Developmental Specialist 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...
Does your child have difficulty turning his or her head or lean their head to one side? Have you ever woken up with a “creek” in your neck and have a hard time turning your head?  The pain restricts your ability to turn to one side and affects your entire posture from how you sit,...
Child Developmental Milestone:  Communication Skills – What should I be looking for and when? teli’s Developmental Specialist, Kelley Filson provides Early Intervention support to numerous children to help them achieve important communication developmental milestones. “Our first step is assessing a child’s basic communication skills versus age based developmental milestones. In this way we understand where...
Developmental Milestone: Establishing Routines for Toddlers – When should I begin? When is the right time to expect that a toddler can begin to adapt to a predictable routine?   teli’s Developmental Specialist, Karen Bowman, often has experience with families who are distressed by the unpredictable schedule of caring for their child.  She has some important...
Child Development Questions? teli helps you “Feel at Home with Early Intervention!” Are you wondering if your child’s development is where it needs to be?  teli knows that is a question that many parents often have. To address those questions, we are beginning a series of blogs providing you with valuable information so that you...
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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