Early Intervention

What Is Early Intervention?

Via recognizes that all children develop in unique ways.  At times, children experience delays in their development.  Via’s Early Intervention services, offered to children from birth through age three, enhance a child’s development and provides support and assistance to families and caretakers.

At the most critical time in a child’s life, our therapists address delays in development and disabilities in infants and toddlers.  To better serve families, we visit children in their homes, communities and childcare facilities. Caregivers are included in the teaching process so therapy can continue in all aspects of the child’s environment.

Early intervention builds upon the natural learning that occurs in a child’s first few years. Via supports more than 250 children and families in Lehigh and Northampton Counties, offering speech, occupational and physical therapies, as well as special instruction.

Is My Child Eligible for Early Intervention Services?

Infants and toddlers are eligible to receive Early Intervention services when they have been identified as having a delay or disability in one or more of the following:

  • Physical development (including vision and hearing)
  • Cognitive development
  • Communication development
  • Sensory development
  • Social-emotional development
  • Adaptive development

 

For more information, contact:
Suzanne Curry, Early Intervention Manager
S.Curry@vianet.org  |  610-841-5801

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COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE:

To comply with Governor Wolf’s mandate that non-essential businesses be closed and with guidance from the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), that funds many of our programs, Small Group Employment, many Community Employment Services, Creative Expressions Adult Training Facility and Prevocational Workshop are closed for participants until the mandate is lifted. 

However, ODP has determined that home and community-based services are considered life-sustaining and are exempt from the Governor’s directive asking for the closure of all non-essential businesses.  Therefore, Via will provide limited Community Participation supports, In-Home services and Behavioral Support services.  As we learn more from ODP, coordinators will reach out to participants about services that are available.  We are reaching out to Via staff now to determine who can provide these services. 

Coordinators are working remotely and are available by email or phone to answer your questions.  Please contact your coordinator by email or phone if you need anything or email Via@ViaNet.org.