Support and Education for the Early Years
Evidence based early intervention assists family members and caregivers to enhance a child’s learning and development through everyday activities or routines. Our Early Intervention program serves children age birth to three who have a medical diagnosis with a high probability of developmental delays, or with a developmental delay in one or more areas equal to 1.5 standard deviations on one of two standardized tests. We also serve children deemed in need or delayed by a clinical opinion from an evaluation team in conjunction with the standardized evaluation tool.
The Early Intervention program receives referrals from the ‘Warren County Educational Service Center Early Intervention Service Coordinator'. Once your child is determined eligible and has an established need, your family’s Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will be developed with you. You and your family will be provided with support from our Early Intervention team, which may be comprised of a Service Coordinator, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Speech Therapist, or Developmental Specialist.
One member of the team will be assigned as a Primary Service Provider (PSP). The primary provider of service, or coach sees the family in a location that meets the priority and needs of the child and family. This professional will visit you and your child to address your questions and priorities related to your child’s development. The Service Coordinator on your child’s team guides you through services, learning about your family’s daily activities, as well as your goals and priorities for your child. This professional will also arrange evaluations, assessments, services and meetings.
The Early Intervention program also provides play groups, parent education sessions, and family events at the Milo H. Banta Center and in your community.
To learn more about how Early Intervention works please watch this short video.
Please visit www.ohioearlyintervention.org
For general questions about Warren County Board of Developmental Disabilities Early Intervention please contact Carolyn Bogenschutz, Early Intervention Secretary at Carolyn.Bogenschutz@warrencountydd.org