Your Alliance Service Coordinator will:
- Recognize and respect your family as your child's first and most important teacher.
- Work with you to set goals.
- Monitor your child's development and progress.
- Monitor services in such areas as movement, language and communication, social and play skills, problem solving and self-help.
- Provide parent education and support, including identification and referral to community resources.
- Assist your child and family in transition to appropriate services at age three including Department of Education funded Preschool services.
Infants and Toddlers (birth to three years of age) who:
- Children who have a 25% delay or who score 1.5 standard deviations below the mean in one or more areas of development.
- Have a diagnosis or condition that has a high probability of leading to a developmental delay.
- Have a determination from specialists that there is a delay even though it does not show up on an assessment. (Informed Clinical Opinion)
- Are "at risk" of developing a delay due to any of the following:
- Birth weight less than 3 pounds 5 ounces (1500 grams)
- Stay in a hospital Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Born to chemically dependent mothers
- Involvement with Children, Youth and Family Services
- Confirmed high lead level
How To Get Started:
If you are concerned about your child's development or would like to know more about Early Intervention services, contact the Alliance at 412-885-6000. Referrals for Early Intervention services can be made by parents or guardians. With parental permission, physicians, medical personnel, other community agencies and other family members can also make referrals to the Alliance.