Once you contact us to inform us of your interest in getting therapeutic services for your child you may qualify for EI program.
We will submit your referral to them directly for an easy and quick submission.
Children are eligible for EI if they are under three years of age and have a disability or developmental delay. children over the age of 3 may be eligible for the 3-5 “school age” early intervention program available in their county of residence.
All children referred revive a multidisciplinary evaluation to determine eligibility services. PA definition of development delay means that a child has not attained certain milestones expected for that age.
Per state regulation the child must show a 25% delay in any of the tested areas to qualify.
The evaluation team or a member of the team will discuss with you their findings. If your child is eligible eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed.
Your family’s IFSP will include: child’s present level of functioning, family’s resources, priorities and concerns related to child’s development, early intervention services needed to meet your child and family’s needs, location of service, outcome/goals expected from services, strategies, activities that will lead to the outcomes.
Audiology, family training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, psychological services, social work services, special instruction, speech language therapy, vision services, behavioral therapy, ABA, life skills, personal care assistance, social interaction, and others.
All services can be provided at home and community-based (family or relatives home, child care center, family daycare, or other places parents go with their children.) Facility or center base me visits (where services provider works) parent child groups, (can happen anywhere in the community), group developmental intervention (two or more children who are eligible).
Early intervention services are provided at no cost to families. The state waiver programs through OCDEL provide funding that is used to pay for services in Pennsylvania. When your child ages out after 5, or if you prefer to come privately prior to 5, Kidology offers services covered by insurance or out-of-pocket pay in order to cover therapy costs.
A transition plan must be developed for every child leaving early intervention. Your service coordinator will incorporate the transition plan into your IFSP. Your child will go through an evaluation to assess their present abilities and needs. Based on the results, the continuing counties program for 3 to 5-year-olds decides if your child is eligible to receive special education services or programs. If your child is eligible, an individualized education plan also known as an IEP is developed based on results.
You may also inquire with kidology for our private clinic which can be billed through your insurance.
An IEP is an individualized education plan. This is a planner program developed to ensure that a child who has a disability identified under the law and is attending an elementary or secondary educational institution receives specialized instruction and related services. This is the next step after the child finishes an EI program and has an IFSP.