Early Intervention Services
Provided at No Cost!
We would like to take a moment of your time to provide information regarding the Importance of Early Intervention. Many parents and providers take a “Wait and See” approach when it comes to the development of their children. However, there is no down side to referring a child for early intervention. Each child that is referred is evaluated and services are provided only if a child meets the criteria of a 50% delay in one area of 25% delay in two areas of development. If a child does not qualify, the parents can rest assured knowing their child is on track developmentally. If the child does qualify, he/she will then receive services in order to meet his or her needs.
Early intervention services can change a child’s developmental path and improve outcomes for children, families, and communities.
Early Intervention Services are available to all children from birth to three that qualify in the state of North Dakota. The connections in a baby’s brain are most adaptable in the first three years of life. Over time, these connections become harder to change. The earlier services begin the more likely a child is to reach his or her best potential.
Early intervention programming helps children build a stronger foundation for maintaining healthy relationships, confidence, curiosity, self-control and communication, and it ultimately paves the way for a healthier childhood and adulthood.
Services may include consultations by speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other types of services based on the needs of the child and family.
Early Intervention can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to learn new skills and increase their success in school and life.
Services include the parents and reduce parental stress by giving parents strategies to help meet their child’s developmental needs from an early age and throughout their lives.
The benefit of Early Intervention to society include reducing economic burden through a decreased need for special education services once the child reaches school age.
Thank you for your time and consideration. Feel free to contact us with any questions or comments at 701-252-6066.
How does T & K Early Intervention benefit you and your child?
We offer a complete developmental evaluation of your child
We provide Individual Family Service Plan meetings
We provide consistent Home Visits
We consult with other disciplines as needed to provide a comprehensive care plan for your child
All children enrolled in Early Intervention Services may be eligible for the Medicaid Waiver Program which can assist families with out of pocket medical expenses for their child while enrolled in the program.
Don't delay... the most critical years of learning for children is from birth to 3 years of age. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your child's early development, please call T & K Early Intervention to schedule a FREE Comprehensive Developmental Evaluation.
T & K Early Intervention
Heather Rostenbach, MS ECSE
Director of Early Intervention
Danielle Westerhausen, Program Administrator