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There are two ways a child, newborn to age three, can be eligible for services through the Infant Toddler Program.  A child will be eligible if he or she has one of the following;

  1. A significant developmental delay (30 percent below age norm, or six months behind other children the same age) in any of the following five areas of development;


    • Cognitive - such as thinking, learning and reasoning.
    • Adaptive or self-help skills - such as feeding, dressing, and taking care of himself or herself.
    • Communication skills - such as understanding and using sounds, gestures, and words, pointing, understanding your words, expressing thoughts and needs.
    • Physical development - such as vision, hearing, movement, and health.
    • Social - emotional development - such as getting along with others, expressing feeling, developing relationships, ability to relate to others.


  2. A physical or medical condition (called an "established condition") that usually results in developmental delay.  Established conditions can include Down Syndrome, serious hearing or vision problems, Cerebral Palsy, cleft lip/palate, and more.

For more detailed information and examples, see Idaho Infant Toddler Eligibility Criteria.