Early intervention defined
Early intervention is an umbrella term for services and programs available to parents with children who need a little extra help reaching developmental milestones. A primary goal of early intervention is to provide help for children who are “at-risk” due to various environmental factors. By identifying potential roadblocks at their earliest stages, children have a better chance at growing into their best possible selves.
Early intervention requirements are complex and vary depending on location.
A child must meet certain eligibility requirements in order to receive government-funded early intervention services. These requirements can vary from state to state, and even county to county. That said, even if an organization doesn’t offer a sanctioned early intervention program, nonprofits can still offer a similar set of services intended to help children hit their milestones.