HRCSB Coordinates Care For Infants And Toddlers With Developmental Delays
Early identification for developmental delays is crucial. If infant delays are evident, the best outcomes happen with early intervention. Early Intervention is a collection of services provided by public and private agencies that enhance the growth and development of infants and toddlers with developmental delays. Services are family-centered and family supportive. Early Intervention services are also referred to as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Part C.
What Developmental Delays Constitute Early Intervention?
We provide a comprehensive, collaborative, coordinated, family-centered system of early intervention services in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County for eligible children. Children may be eligible if the child is age birth to three years with one or more of the following:
- 25% delay in any area of development
- Diagnosed condition such as Down Syndrome, cerebral palsy, seizure disorders, etc.
- Atypical development such as atypical muscle tone, parent/child attachment difficulties, or other atypical behaviors that affect development.
Start Out With A Screening For Early Intervention Services Eligibility
If you suspect developmental delays, we are here to help caregivers every step of the way. We provide free developmental screenings and assessments to determine need for service. If the child is found eligible for early intervention services, an Individualized Family Services Plan (IFSP) is developed to set outcomes with the family and service providers, both public and private.
Comprehensive Services Yield Greater Results
We optimize outcomes by coordinating efforts between both private and public services. Available early intervention services may include:
- Services coordination
- Family training
- Physical/speech/occupational therapy
- Developmental services
- Nutrition services
- Health services
- Nursing services
- Medical/diagnostic services
- Vision services
- Assistive technology
- Social work services
- Psychological services
Early Intervention Is Affordable With Lasting Benefits
The HRCSB is committed to providing quality, family-centered services to enhance our community. We work to ensure services are available to all our community members, regardless of financial position. Developmental screenings, assessments, and service coordination are free of charge. Family insurance and a sliding scale based on family size and income determine fees associated with intervention services.
For more information please visit the Infant and Toddler Connection of Virginia website or call 1-800-234-1448.