I’m concerned or have questions about my child’s development. Who do I contact?
It’s always a good idea to discuss your concerns with your pediatrician. You may also call your county Early Intervention office to discuss your child. If appropriate, a free evaluation will be scheduled.
What therapies can I get for my child through Early Intervention?
Depending on the evaluation results, therapy can be provided in one or more of these areas: Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Speech Therapy, Special Instruction/Behavior Therapy.
Can I request a specific therapist or company to provide my child’s early intervention service(s)?
Yes, you may tell your Service Coordinator about your preference. K & S Therapies always tries to honor a parent’s request for our services, and we have over 30 professionals working in Berks, Lehigh and Montgomery counties.
I work and am not home with my child during the day. Can I still receive service(s) for my child?
Yes! The therapist can travel to your babysitter, daycare, preschool or other community location to provide sessions to your child, with involvement from the caregiver.
My child is almost three years old. Is it too late to receive Early Intervention?
No. If your child is not yet three years old, contact your Infant/Toddler Early Intervention office. If your child is three or older, Preschool Early Intervention may be available through your County Intermediate Unit. You may contact your local EI unit to discuss your child and request an evaluation.
What is the difference between Infant/Toddler Early Intervention and Preschool Intervention?
Infant/Toddler EI is for kids ages birth to three years old. The therapy is provided in a parent-training model. The therapist will be teaching the parent/caregiver the techniques and strategies that can be used during the family’s normal routines, especially during those times when the therapist is not present.
Preschool EI is for kids ages three years old to school age (generally 3-5 years old). Therapy is typically provided in a preschool or daycare setting, and is designed as educational support.