Early detection is the key to addressing issues that can be more effectively managed if discovered sooner rather than later.
Early intervention serves infants and toddlers up to age three with developmental delays or disabilities. Multidisciplinary teams of early intervention professionals use a holistic approach to ensure that each family receives services that support their child’s ability to function as a full member of his/her community. The teams work in partnership with each family to identify their priorities, resources, concerns, and interests. With an emphasis on the positive and the strengths of the child, teams also assess present levels of development.
Programs are individualized for each child; they may include speech, occupational, and physical therapy, developmental instruction, and behavioral support from a social worker. Individual Family Service Plans are created to develop outcomes and strategies that support the child’s growth, development, and learning. Early Intervention services are provided in the child and family’s natural environment; places where children and families live, learn, and play.
For more information about UCP Early Intervention, please contact us by email or at (602) 943-5472.