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August 19, 2017

Infant Toddler Program

Idaho's Infant Toddler Program (ITP) coordinates a system of early intervention services to assist Idaho children birth to three years of age who have a developmental delay or who have conditions (such as prematurity, Down Syndrome, hearing loss) that may result in a developmental delay. The ITP links children with services that promote their physical, mental and emotional development and supports the needs of their families. These can include therapeutic, educational, and supportive services, such as:
  • Family education
  • Speech therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Service coordination
  • Family training
  • Counseling
  • Home visits
  • Health services

Children referred to the Infant Toddler Program are assessed to see if they meet program eligibility. If eligible, an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) is written that outlines services for the child and their family.  This plan is reviewed every six months. At three years of age, ITP assists with the child's transition to a developmental preschool program or other community services.

How can my child be referred to the Infant Toddler Program?

Outreach and screening activities occur across Idaho to identify children who may need early intervention services. In addition, parents can enroll in Developmental Milestones by filling out the Ages and Stages Questionnaires online (or by mail) to track the development of children who may be at risk for delay. If children are found to be behind their peers in any developmental area, they will be referred for an evaluation.

Referrals to the ITP are received from all parts of the community including medical staff, childcare and social service staff, and parents. To make a referral, please call 208-334-5514.

If you wish to talk with an early intervention provider in your area, please call Idaho CareLine by dialing 2-1-1.