What therapeutic services are provided as part of Early Intervention?
teli offers a wide range of services to address your child’s specific needs. Whether your child needs one, or multiple services listed below, teli provides these EI services at no cost to you through federally funded programs.
Physical Therapy (PT) focuses on activities that help children learn to move in the natural sequence from lying flat to rolling, sitting, crawling and beyond. Improving muscle coordination and strength can help to prepare children for healthy physical activity in their everyday life.
Speech/ Language Therapy can help children develop and improve their communication abilities.
A teli Speech/ Language Therapist will work with the child to decrease frustration and improve social interaction by incorporating purposeful play therapy into the family’s daily routine to encourage communication.
Occupational Therapy (OT) focuses on activities that help children to develop the skills of everyday life like feeding and dressing which “occupy” a child’s day. For a child, their work is their play as they develop their abilities to explore their world and do things independently.
Developmental Therapy focuses on a holistic assessment of the learning and attention skills that encourage a child’s cognitive development and improved social interaction.
A Developmental Specialist works to assess and optimize the whole picture of a child’s development so they can build upon a child’s skills and interests while supporting the family in the process.
Hearing Services will provide the family with specific strategies to help the child learn to orient to their environment and discriminate environmental sounds and speech sounds.
Hearing Services can help children and their families explore potential therapies to support the family in their understanding and management of all available options.
Vision Services help children and their families learn to make accommodations and adaptations so that the child can maximize their use of his/her functional vision.
A teli Teacher of the Vision Impaired works with the family so they can help their child fully participate in family activities in the home and in the community.
Social Work Services can support families to meet the overall needs of their child while receiving Early Childhood Intervention services. Services are focused on both the child and family, to help promote positive child development and family functioning.