What Does Baby Watch Do?
The program provides early identification and developmental services for families of infants and toddlers, ages birth to three.
Some of the services offered include:
- A full assessment of a child's current health and development status.
- Service coordination among providers, programs and agencies.
- Strategies to build on family concerns, priorities, & resources (CPR).
- Developmental services: occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech language therapy, etc.
These services are provided through the coordinated effort of parents, community agencies, and a variety of professionals. Places where services are provided include Baby Watch centers, home, and community settings such as child care.
Who Qualifies to Receive Early Intervention Services?
Children birth to three years of age who meet or exceed the definition of developmental delays in one or more of the following areas:
- Physical development
- Vision and hearing
- Feeding and dressing skills
- Social and emotional development
- Communication and language
- Learning, problem solving and play skills
Early Intervention has a list of diagnoses that automatically qualifies a child for services. The program must have documentation of the diagnosis.