Early Children Development Team
Early Intervention (EI) services are provided by a team of professionals committed to meeting the individual needs of your child and family. Your EI consists of the parent/caregiver Developmental Specialists (DS), an Occupational Therapist (OT), a Speech Language Pathologist (SLP), Vision Services, and Hearing Services or other approved Early Intervention service providers.
What Are the Roles of an Early Intervention Team?
Developmental Specialist (DS)
A Developmental Specialist (DS) is an expert in the typical and atypical development of children from birth through age 5. A DS is often assigned when a child has a delay in more than one developmental area (adaptive, motor, communication, vision, hearing, and medical).
Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
Speech/Language Pathologists are experts in expressive and receptive communication, what children say or sign, and what children understand.
Occupational Therapist (OT)
Occupational Therapists (OT) are experts in fine motor skills, eye-hand coordination, sensory processing, lip and tongue ties, and feeding issues.
Physical Therapist (PT)
Physical Therapists (PT) are experts in gross motor skills focusing on mobility such as rolling, crawling, walking, and climbing
An Early Intervention Vision Specialist is an expert in visual impairments providing strategies, resources, and education to families specific to their child’s visual impairment and how it may be affecting his/her development.
An Early Intervention Hearing Specialist is an expert in hearing impairments or hearing loss providing strategies, resources, and education to families specific to their child’s hearing impairment and how it may be affecting his/her development.
Services Offered by Beyond Your Diagnosis?
B.Y.D offers services conducted by a developmental specialist. Additional services can be included. The additional services will be referred to an outside agency/facility. it is the patient and/or their family's responsibility to finance that care.