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Early Childhood Intervention

Early Childhood Intervention

What is Early Childhood Intervention?
Early Intervention is a program that provides specialized services, parent education, and support to young children (birth to 6 years old) and their families. It is funded by the Scioto County Board of Developmental Disabilities (DD) at no cost to the family. 

Is my child eligible?
To be eligible for Early Intervention Services, a child must have a developmental delay or a medical diagnosis that could lead to a delay in their development. If you would like information about whether your child is eligible, call us at the number below and one of our Developmental Specialists can discuss your options with you . We can help you make connections to get the process started. 

What is a Developmental Specialist?
Developmental Specialists are trained in working with children with developmental delays in the following areas:  language, gross and fine motor movement, cognitive, social skills, and self-help/daily living skills. We specialize in working with families to help the child make progress toward goals set for the child as a team. We recognize that parents are the first and best teachers children have in their lives. Our intent is to serve as a support to children and their families.

Our team has trained with the HELP Curriculum, Play to Talk/Responsive approach curriculum, sensory integration theories and strategies, signing, VIISA, SKI*HI, and the INSITE model. (Contact us for information.) We are state certified by the Ohio Department of DD, and are working to build a more transdisciplinary therapy service system within Scioto County.

Are you interested?
If you are interested in finding out more about what our program has to offer or whether your child may need services please call. You may reach us at 740-354-3995. 

We work with the local ‘Help Me Grow’ program. They are the central intake contact for starting the process. We can help you get in contact with their agency as well.


2619 Gallia Street    Portsmouth, OH 45662-4898
P (740) 353-0636    F (740) 353-0780
24-Hour Emergency Line: 740-353-4677
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