Early Intervention (EI) Services
"The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP) is part of the nationwide EIP. It is for infants and toddlers under three years of age who may not be making progress like other children because of a developmental delay or disability. A disability means that a child has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that may lead to developmental problems. These include, but are not limited to, autism, Down syndrome, motor disorders, or vision and hearing problems. A developmental delay means a child is behind in some area of development, such as growth, learning and thinking, or communicating."
-NYS Department of Health
For more information, visit: https://www.health.ny.gov/publications/0532
All Early Intervention evaluations and services are provided at no cost to parents. Your health insurance or Medicaid may be accessed for reimbursement of services provided to eligible children.
SJ & Associates serves Dutchess, Orange, Rockland, and Ulster Counties. Our team of New York State licensed and certified professionals evaluates children to determine their eligibility for the EIP (in accordance with the NYS Department of Health regulations) and then makes recommendations for appropriate treatment.
Evaluations are conducted in your child's natural environment (home, daycare, community settings).
We are able to conduct a variety of evaluations to best assess your child's needs, including:
Multidisciplinary and Supplemental Evaluations
Speech and Language
Oral Motor and Feeding
Family Needs Assessment
Bilingual (Spanish) evaluations are also available
If your child does qualify for services through the EIP, SJ & Associates is able to offer the following (click each service to learn more about it):
*All services are primarily home based, with the exception of the Group Developmental Model and the Parent Child Group.
The first step in referring your child to the Early Intervention program is to request an evaluation from your county's Department of Health, Intervention Services Department:
Dutchess County: 845-486-3518
Orange County: 845-360-6630
Rockland County: 845-364-2032
Ulster County: 845-334-5251
Also, click here for the parent guide from the NYS Department of Health.