We have ten early interventionists on staff partnering with families and children (birth to three years) in the surrounding eight counties: Putnam, White, Van Buren, Warren, Cannon, Overton, Cumberland, and DeKalb. We serve about 180 children within these counties. We also partner with Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) in providing services to families and their children with developmental delays.
We work together to develop an individualized family service plan (IFSP) that addresses the type, level of intensity, and location of services for children and their families. Our goal is to make early intervention a part of the family's daily routine and to make learning fun for them and their child(ren). We start by combining information gathered from the parents or guardians, developmental evaluations, and evaluations by other therapists, and design programming to address the child's strengths and needs.
The evaluation and assessment includes:
*A review of records related to the child's current health status and medical history;
*An evaluation of the child's level of functioning in cognitive, physical, communication, social/emotional, and adaptive areas.
No single procedure is used as the only method for determining the child's eligibility under this part.