Early Steps

Early Steps

The first three years of your child’s life are the most important for learning.

Early Steps provides services to infants and toddlers, age birth – 3, with developmental disabilities or delays. Our early intervention teams work with families to create goals and priorities for their child and design a plan of care.

 

To have your child evaluated, please call (954) 728-1083 to make a referral.

DOES MY CHILD NEED EARLY STEPS?

The first three years are critical for your development. Their brain grows faster during this brief period than in any point in a person’s life. When babies don’t get what their growing brains need during this crucial time, it can lead to life-long developmental, educational, social, and health challenges.

If you or anyone close to your child has expressed concern about not reaching their milestones – talking, walking, playing, interacting with others – call Child Find to initiate a referral.

 

HOW DO YOU DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY?

A multi-disciplinary team of professionals will evaluate your child to determine eligibility for services. They assess the following areas:

  • Adaptive (self-help, feeding, dressing)
  • Cognition (learning & problem solving)
  • Communication
  • Gross & Fine Motor Skills (moving, grasping, coordination)
  • Physical (hearing, vision & health)
  • Social/Emotional (playing & interacting with others)

 

WHAT SERVICES ARE AVAILABLE?

If eligible, services may include

  • Assistive Technology Devices
  • Audiology Services
  • Family Education / Early Intervention Sessions
  • Occupational, Physical & Speech Therapy
  • Service Coordination
  • Vision Services
  • Other Individualized Services

 

WHAT FEES ARE REQUIRED?

There is NO income criteria or out of pocket expenses to families.