Early Intervention Services
The professional and caring therapists at Advanced Therapy believe it is important to assess and implement a comprehensive program that will facilitate each child’s development. We understand and believe in the philosophy of beginning therapy early in a child’s life to enhance optimal functional development. Our therapists assist infants and toddlers in attaining developmental skills fundamental to each child and their family.
- Speech Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Special Education Itinerate Teacher Services
- Teacher of the Visually Impaired
- Teacher of the Deaf
- School Psychology/Counseling
- Social Work/Family Services
- Multi-Disciplinary Evaluations
- Supplemental Evaluations
- Bilingual (English/Spanish) Services
- Albany County
- Columbia County
- Dutchess County
- Fulton County
- Greene County
- Montgomery County
- Otsego County
- Rensselaer County
- Saratoga County
- Schenectady County
- Schoharie County
- Ulster County
- Washington County
What are Early Intervention Services?
Early intervention services are designed to address a problem or delay in development for children birth to under three years of age. Advanced Therapy helps to address the needs of children and their families who meet the criteria for services.
Who is eligible for Early Intervention Services?
To be eligible for services, children must be less than 3 years of age and have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, as defined by the State, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional, and/or adaptive. Your child does not need to be a U.S. citizen and there is no income
Requirements for the program. You and your child do have to be residents of New York State to participate in the Early Intervention Program.
How is eligibility decided?
All children referred to the Early Intervention Official in their county of residence, have the right to a multi-disciplinary evaluation (at no cost to families) that will determine eligibility for services. Your initial Early Intervention service coordinator will give you a list of evaluators. You have the right to choose any evaluator from this list. Once you pick an evaluator, either you or the initial service coordinator – with your permission – will call the evaluator and make an appointment for your child and family.
The multi-disciplinary evaluation will help determine your child’s strengths, needs and if he/she meets the eligibility criteria for services. Criteria for services are based on your child’s developmental delays and/or diagnosed disability. Your child’s development will be measured according to the “definition of developmental delay” set by New York State.
Where are Early Intervention Services Provided?
Early intervention services can be provided in your community, to help your child take part in activities and go to places where your family spends time together. This includes a child’s home, day care center, recreational centers, or any place parents and children go for fun and support.
How do I refer my child to Early Intervention?
For more information about Early Intervention Evaluations, Programs and Services contact our office at 518-867-3061 or go to New York State Early Intervention Services.
For county contacts for the Early Intervention Program, go to http://www.health.ny.gov/community/infants_children/early_intervention/county_eip.htm