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Early Intervention Blog
What Do We Do at Early Intervention?
We serve children from birth through 3 years of age in the Farmington
School District. We visit you in your home or your child’s day care
setting to provide Cognitive, Occupational Therapy, Speech/Language
services. We also contract for Physical Therapy, Vision, Deaf/Hard of
Hearing services. We serve children with Autism, Developmental Delays,
Syndromes, Motor disabilities, Speech/Language Delays, and many more.
Intervention Services are for eligible infants, toddlers and
preschoolers with developmental delays. These services are designed to
identify and meet children’s needs in five developmental areas:
Social or emotional
Who is eligible for these services?
Parents and family members, doctors, hospital and public health nurses,
WIC clinics, and childcare providers can all refer a child for an early
intervention evaluation. In Dakota County, all referrals for early
intervention services go to each school district’s Early Childhood
Special Education program.
Eligibility for children birth to 3 years old:
child has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high
probability of resulting in a developmental delay regardless of whether
the child has a need or delay right now;
The child is experiencing a delay that meets state criteria in one or more areas of development.
For children 3 to 5 years old:
The child has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay;
The child has a delay that meets state criteria in two or more areas of development.
If you are concerned about your child who is under three years, call Jenny Carlson, ECSE Teacher at 651-463-5067
are concerned about your child who is over three years, call
651-460-3200 to set up a appointment for Early Childhood Screening. If your child has already been screened or you are not able to get a
screening appointment within a month, call Marcia Borka, OTR/Intake
Coordinator at 651-463-5066.