ESD 112 Birth to Three Early Intervention
Serving families in the Battle Ground, Camas, Evergreen, Hockinson, Kalama, Kelso, La Center, Ridgefield, Vancouver, and Washougal School Districts.
With more than 20 years of experience serving children and families, ESD 112 has built trusted partnerships with parents and families to support their child's needs. The partnerships created between the family and interventionists are valued. This relationship maximizes the child's development and potential throughout his/her life. Services occur in natural environments (that is, where the child lives, learns, and plays). This intervention embraces the entire family.
Early Intervention team members may include:
- Early Intervention Specialists
- Early Intervention Educators
- Speech Language Pathologists (SLP)
- Occupational Therapists (OT) and Certified Occupational Therapist Assistants (COTA)
- Physical Therapists (PT) and Physical Therapist Assistants (PTA)
The initial developmental screening is completed by a Family Resources Coordinator (FRC) on the Early Support for Infants and Toddlers team. Once screened, infants and toddlers may be referred to Early Intervention services if it is shown that the child would benefit from additional support.
Once families choose ESD 112 as their Early Intervention Service Provider, the child's eligibility for intervention and Individualize Family Service Plan (IFSP) needs is determined through an in-home evaluation. A team of qualified professionals work in partnership with parents to design and implement a program that is individual to each child and family. Parental concerns and ideas are primary to the program development and implementation.
We provide our services in the child's natural environment, including:
- The home
- The community, or
- Other immediate environments natural to the child and family
Focusing on the child's abilities within these familiar environments provides more opportunities for practice and generalization of skills, and involves parents as the primary caregivers.