Early Intervention: Accessing Publicly Funded Therapies for Illinois Children Ages 0-3
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is a program through the Illinois State Department of Human Services that provides supports and services for families to help their children ages 0-3 years old to meet their developmental milestones and participate within their family and community. This program serves children with developmental delays, and is helpful for children with Autism, Speech Delays, Torticollis, and other conditions.
How can I access Early Intervention?
First, you will need to get connected with a Service Coordinator through the Illinois Department of Human Services. Use the DHS Office Locator or call 1-800-843-6154 to find an Early Intervention Child and Family Connections office in your local area. For more information, visit: https://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=31183
Eyas Landing’s team works with families and Early Intervention Service Coordinators to help your child access necessary services to promote their development. Our services and supports are tailored to meet each child’s unique needs and goals. Eyas Landing Early Intervention therapists provide services in the home, at the clinic, in the daycare, and out in the community, the goal being the most naturalistic environment for the child to be able to generalize skills.
What therapies are provided through Early Intervention?
Early Intervention Target Areas Include:
- Physical: The development of a child’s gross and fine motor skills, including reaching, rolling, crawling, walking, and jumping.
- Cognitive: The development of a child’s learning, thinking, and problem-solving skills.
- Communication: The development of a child’s listening skills, talking and expression, and learning to understand others perspectives.
- Social/Emotional: The development of a child’s sense of security, self-acceptance, play skills, sharing, and ability to interact with others.
- Self-Help: The development of a child’s eating and drinking skills, learning to dress themselves, bathe, brush their teeth, and potty train.
Treatment activities and skill targets are tailored to your child’s unique developmental needs, and our multi-disciplinary therapy team continually evaluates your child’s goals so we continue to strive for growth. Eyas Landing’s team of Occupational Therapists, Speech-Language Pathologists, Physical Therapists, Developmental Therapists, Social Workers, and Licensed Clinical Social Workers are Early Intervention Credentialed and able to provide treatment for Early Intervention clientele.
Eyas Landing is a therapy clinic with a mission to provide evidence-based and family-centered therapy services for children, adolescents, and their families. The primary goal is to deliver relationship-based interventions within the most natural environments and to empower families to reach their full potential. To achieve this goal, our highly educated, compassionate staff dedicates time and expertise to create experiences that maximize therapeutic outcomes. The strength, determination, and perseverance of our clients are evident as they succeed in therapy, and ultimately in their daily lives.
Eyas Landing offers a wide range of comprehensive services including Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, ABA Therapy, Social Work, Family Therapy, and Neuropsych testing. Services are provided throughout the Chicagoland area via Telehealth, In-Home, and in our state of the art clinic.
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