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Our Early Intervention Program helps children from birth to three years of age who exhibit developmental delays, have a diagnosed condition or who are at-risk for developmental delays due to biological, medical or environmental risk factors.  We serve children and families living in Andover, Lawrence, Methuen and North Andover. If you are concerned about your child’s development and growth, please contact us to set up an evaluation.

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Services are provided in collaboration with each child’s family.  In addition to the therapeutic services provided to the child, our providers also offer parental support and education. Our services are provided in multiple settings—including the child’s home, child care, at our Andover or Lawrence offices or other community centers. Most services are covered by health insurance, and are always provided to eligible children with no charge to the family.

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Services and Programs Include:

 

  • Screening and Evaluation
  • Therapeutic services in the areas of social work, nursing, developmental education, speech, occupational and physical therapy
  • Coordination of individualized services
  • Drop off Integrated Toddler Playgroups
  • Transportation to playgroups as needed
  • Parent/Baby Groups
  • Parent Support and Education for First Time Parents
  • Infant Massage Classes
  • Developmental Assessments
  • Music Therapy
  • Specialized Feeding Group
  • Parent/Child Groups
  • Transition Planning and liaison work with SPED and private pre-schools
  • Training and education for child care providers and families
  • Individualized Family Service Plans
  • Referrals to additional specialty services
  • Clinical Coordination with healthcare providers

Our team includes developmental specialists, social workers, nutritionists, nurses, and occupational, physical, music therapists, and speech therapists.

Children can be referred to Early Intervention by pediatricians or other healthcare providers, various community agencies and insurers. Families may also contact our program directly. An evaluation with our team will be scheduled to determine a child’s eligibility. Using a holistic family-centered approach, our team will develop an Individualized Family Service Plan based on the needs of your child.

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