If your child qualifies for the Kids On The Move early intervention program, he or she may receive a variety of services based on their individual needs. Not all children in the program receive every service since Early Intervention services are determined by the child’s individual developmental needs. If your child qualifies for services, you may be charged a participation fee based on a sliding fee scale. The cost ranges from $0-$200 per month. Depending on your child’s needs his, or her early intervention services may include the following services.
Early Intervention Program Services
COMPREHENSIVE INITIAL EVALUATION
Finding out what your child does well and what concerns there are is the first step in helping your child develop new skills. We tailor the initial evaluation to meet your family needs. We will look at all areas of development including health, hearing and vision. The evaluation typically includes administering a nationally accepted test, observation of your child in your home and with your permission we may ask to collect relevant information from other professionals, such as your doctor.
A registered nurse comes to your home to do a health, hearing and vision assessment as part of the overall assessment. We learn about your child’s current health, hearing and vision status which helps us design the needed services, if your child is eligible for Early Intervention services.
INDIVIDUALIZED FAMILY SERVICE PLAN
Parents develop a plan that lists child and family goals as well as the services and supports needed to reach the goals. Goals can include things such as helping a child meet a developmental milestone, improving interactions with siblings, finding parent support, or interaction with other parents. The plan is reviewed and updated every 6 months.
Service Coordinators will assist the family in finding and getting needed services by linking to other resources in the community and implementing your child’s Individualized Family Service Plan.
Certified and licensed professionals come to your home and together you will plan learning experiences and activities to support your child’s growth and development.
A credentialed Early Intervention Specialist is trained to address all areas of development with an emphasis in social-emotional, thinking and learning skills. They will work with you and your child to optimize your child’s development.
A licensed Occupational Therapist will help you work on your child’s fine motor, sensory, self-help and feeding skills.
A licensed Physical Therapist will help you work on your child’s motor development, strength, coordination, balance and functional abilities.
SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPY
A licensed Speech Language Pathologist will work with your child to address delays in communication, language, speech, emergent literacy and or feeding/swallowing skills, through early intervention speech therapy.
Classes and Playgroups
Parent Training classes are open to enrolled and general public families depending upon availability. There may be a small fee included.
STRENGTHENING MARRIAGE CLASS
This parent class meets once a week (2 hours) for 6 weeks. Couples learn how to increase marital satisfaction, deal with the stress that comes with having children, and how to co-parent effectively to improve the quality of parent-child interaction.
POSITIVE DISCIPLINE CLASS
This parent class meets once a week (1 1/2 hours) for 3 weeks. Parents develop skills to manage their child’s difficult behaviors and solve problem behaviors in a positive way. This class is designed to give strategies/ideas for children 0-3 years of age.
The child is accompanied by a parent or caregiver in a social environment which supports the parent-child relationship in ways that are tailored to the particular learning needs of the children and parents in the group.
A one-time class (1 1/2 hours) taught by a Certified Infant Massage Instructor (CIMI). Parents bring baby with them as they learn and practice massage techniques and sequences established by Loving Touch Foundation. Infant massage cultivates love, compassion, respect and well-being for infants and children through touch.
This parent class meets once a week (1 1/2 hours) for 3 weeks. Parents learn about their child’s communication, hearing, and language development. Class also includes training in basic strategies to promote language development and how to work these strategies into daily routines at home.
This parent class meets once a week (1 1/2 hours) for 3 weeks. Parents learn how to enhance communication between parent and child through play and social interactions with an emphasis in problem solving and complex communication strategies.
This recreational workshop is for children ages 7-13 who have a sibling with special needs. They enjoy a spirited mix of fun games, making new friends, discussion/education activities and lunch. They share the joys and frustrations of having a sibling with special needs. Sibshops are held monthly at Kids On The Move on the second Saturday of each month from 10:00-12:30. We serve all families in the community and the cost is $5 per child or covered by Kids On The Move if under an IFSP.