Based on the unique needs of the child, the Infant Toddler Program works with the family as a team to support the child's learning and development. Children referred to the Infant Toddler Program are assessed to see if they meet program eligibility.
There are two ways a child, newborn to 3 years, 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.
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.
Make a referral by completing the online referral form, or contacting us using the contact information to the right.