While the CCIU can be selected by families as a provider of Birth to Three Services, all referrals for children age 3 and under must first go through the County of Chester Early Intervention program. If you are interested in an eligibility evaluation, please call Chester County Early Intervention at 610-344-5948.
Once the referral is received, a county service coordinator will schedule a home visit with the family to gain more information and explain the Early Intervention screening process. The service coordinator and the family will then discuss how to best assess the child and a developmental evaluation with a multi-disciplinary team will be scheduled. The service coordinator will guide the family through the screening process and, if the child is eligible, the family may then select the CCIU as the provider for their child's service(s).
Services provided by this agency follow the guidelines outlined by the Pennsylvania Model of Early Intervention and include the following key factors:
- Individualized Plans
- Family/Caregiver Priorities
- Family/Caregiver Training Model
- Team Approach
- Natural Environment in Home/Community
- Routines-Based Intervention
Speech and Language Therapy
Speech and Language therapists provide assistance and support to children and their families in the areas of expressive and receptive language, articulation, oral motor development, feeding issues and communication skills.
Occupational Therapy services provide support for the improvement of functional skills including self-help skills of eating/drinking, brushing teeth, brushing hair, dressing, toileting and washing.
Physical Therapy services provide support to children and their families focusing on the areas of gross motor development, motor planning and visual motor skills.
Families learn about hearing levels, language development, communication strategies, social responses, educational play and the use of technology to help their child with the unique needs associated with hearing loss.
Specialized instruction services provide support to develop cognitive and play skills of the child.
Orientation and Mobility
Orientation and Mobility specialists work with the family and/or school team to help the child discover the world.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
ABA services provide support to children and their families through specified teaching procedures to improve communication, social, academic and other relevant skills for students.