Why Refer A Child?
Early intervention (EI) is a process of planned activities and strategies concerned with promoting the basic, “brand new skills” babies typically develop during the first three years of life, such as:
Physical (reaching, rolling, crawling, and walking)
Cognitive (thinking, learning, solving problems)
Communication (talking, listening, understanding)
Social/emotional (playing, feeling secure and happy)
Self-help (eating, dressing).
First Connections collaborates with families to facilitate the child’s active participation in family and community activities. Early intervention is linked to specific family goals which support their child’s development.
First Connections also provides supportive services to families, like parent education/training to assist in understanding their child’s developmental abilities and needs and provider coaching to help families promote infant/toddler development.