Child development services are provided to children birth to three years old who are eligible for services through DSHS, Region 1, Developmental Disabilities Administration (DDA). Services typically consist of family education and support, early intervention therapies such as physical therapy (PT), occupational therapy (OT), speech-language pathology (SLP), and/or specialized instruction.
Services are based on an Individual Family Services Plan (IFSP) whereby families identify their concerns and priorities, based on their child's strengths and needs.
Services are provided in natural environments to the maximum extent appropriate to the needs of the child, including the home, neighborhood, or community setting in which infants and toddlers without disabilities participate.
Services are available to assist the child and family to transition, at age three, from early intervention services into the public school system or other appropriate services in the community.