Early Intervention in Philly

Although the process varies by state, free early intervention is available for children with developmental delays and disorders. Here in Philadelphia, children aged birth-3 are serviced by a variety of agencies through the Infant and Toddler Early Intervention program. Children over 3 are managed by Elwyn SEEDS. For more information about the referral process, contact ChildLink. Once a child reaches kindergarten, the public school system determines eligibility and provides services during the school day. For more information about the Individualized Education Plan (IEP), read through these FAQs, and then consult your child's school.

In some cases, your child may not qualify for Early Intervention or school-based service, or does qualify but you would like him or her to receive additional service. If this is the case, you may consider seeking out a private Speech Language Pathologist.

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