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Early Childhood Intervention/Infant Development Services

 

FullColorECILogoThe first three years of life are critical in a child's development.The changes babies and toddlers go through are made up of different skills like babbling, crawling, feeding, talking and walking. These skills are also called developmental milestones and should be met by certain ages. Although each child is special and grows and learns at their own pace, some children need extra help. 

Early intervention services help young children with disabilities and developmental delays achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development.  

Emely-with-Tanya-2011 Easter Seals ECI Infant Development program is parent-driven and focuses on enhancing the development of children ages birth to 36 months with developmental delays or disabilities. It is our goal to give families the tools they need to make a significant impact on the development of their children.

We provide families with certified or licensed professionals who come into the child's natural environment, as a part of the routine where the child learns, plays and lives, and use their skills to help in the progression of reaching the child's developmental milestones. At the same time the therapists are modeling and teaching the parent/caregiver the skills needed to work by themselves with the child. We believe that parents/caregivers are the most important influences in a child's life and should be an active player in their child's development.

Every child who qualifies for the program will be assigned a service coordinator who will coordinate all the individualized services for the child in addition to being the main point of contact for the family. Other services provided may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, developmental services, nutrition services, respite services, and assistive technology assistance. If there is a concern about vision or hearing, we will make referrals to the appropriate location to see that your child's needs are being met.

If you have concerns or questions about your child's development, please call 713.838.9050, ext. 385 and request a free developmental assessment.

Since 2004, ECI Programs have been required to charge a family cost share for some early intervention services. The cost to the family is based on each family's ability to pay as determined by the state. For more information on the Family Cost Share system, please click here and scroll to the bottom. Programs and services are administered by the Texas Health and Human Services Commission. ECI referral line is 1-877-797-8999.

*This program is made possible through funding provided by United Way of Greater Houston, Montgomery County United Way, The George Foundation and the Texas Early Childhood Intervention Program.

 

At Easter Seals, we know the first five years of life lay the foundation for a child’s long-term well-being and overall success. Because children learn and grow at different rates, even the most attentive parents can miss some important milestones.

As a leading provider of child development services, we are here to be your partner in raising a healthy and happy child. We’ll help you be aware of the five key growth areas during the critical first five years of your child's life. Learn more about Make the First Five Count.

Easter Seals of Greater Houston, Inc.
4888 Loop Central Drive, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77081 | Ph: 713.838.9050 | Fax: 713.838.9098  
Easter Seals Greater Houston is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
*Clients are rendered services without distinction due to race, color, national origin, religion, sex or disability. 

 

 

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