Our Early Intervention services offer a comprehensive, research-based program for children from birth to 3 years of age who are diagnosed with a developmental delay or who may be considered at risk of delay.
The ESNorCal Early Intervention program uses a routine-based and family-guided intervention model to structure and guide our pedagogy and overall philosophy. This means that we believe parents and families are the most essential component of a child’s life and development and we therefore work alongside the family to provide individualized treatment to our clients as a team!
Early Intervention services are provided in the child’s natural environment, including the child’s home or in the community. Our Early Intervention program contracts exclusively with the local Regional Centers of Northern California to best serve all families.
Our program is individualized to meet the unique needs of each child and family using advanced research and evidence-based developmental practices to provide a high quality level of intervention.
The program addresses the child’s overall development, including receptive and expressive language, cognitive, fine and gross motor, social-emotional, self-help skills, and family goals. The Early Interventionists collaborate with parents and Regional Center staff to address the child’s unique developmental needs and create an individualized plan to meet their needs.
Types of Services
Based on individual assessments, children enrolled in the program may be eligible for services including:
- Home-based intervention
- Social play groups
- Parent education and coaching
- Collaborative consultation with schools, childcare agencies, clinics, and other service providers
Developmental assessments and monitoring are ongoing throughout the program. Every six months, a progress report is submitted to the Regional Center to track the child’s progress in therapy. The frequency and types of services a child receives are based on the child’s and family’s needs.
What is the Goal of Early Intervention?
We aspire to support parents and families in the development of a rich, nurturing environment as well as the development of dyadic relationships between child and parent/caregiver. Lastly, our ultimate goal here at ESNorCal is to provide each child the opportunity to reach his or her full potential, whatever that may look like!
Our Early Intervention services are accredited by CARF International. The CARF surveyors noted that “the organization demonstrates a strong commitment to the clients [which is] clearly visible in the staff members’ conscientious attention to detail and collaborative efforts.” This three-year accreditation is the highest level of accreditation that CARF awards.