An Approved nyc early intervention program


At NO Cost To You For Your Eligible Children We Provide Home & Community Based Occupational, Physical, Speech Therapy, Special Instruction & Service Coordination Services

At Therapist 2 Go we are a team of early intervention specialists with more than 25 years of experience dedicated to child development.

What is The Early Intervention Program

A program designed to for your child between 0-3 years old to help them if they are developmentally delayed.

How Do I Get My Child Help?

We teach you how to advocate for your childen and get the services they need.

What Services Are Available

Embedded Coaching Strategies prepare you for the challenges ahead.

Early Intervention FAQs

Referral To Early Intervention

Professionals such as doctors can refer your infant or toddler to the EIP, unless you object, when there is a concern about your child’s development. If you have a concern, you can also refer your child to the EIP in the county where you live. County contacts can be found online at:
infants_children/early_intervention/county_eip.htm Or, you can call the “Growing Up Healthy” 24-hour Hotline at 1-800-522-5006; in New York City dial 311.
You may talk with your doctor or someone you trust and ask him/her to help you with the referral. You must decide if the EIP makes sense for you and your child. Before your child is evaluated for the program and receives services, you must give your
written permission.

Your Coordinator

One of the first persons you will meet in the EIP is your Initial Service Coordinator (ISC). Your ISC will talk with you about your concerns for yourchild’s development. She or he will answer any questions you have about the EIP. The ISC will also:
• Review your family’s rights and make sure you understand them,
• Talk with you about your child’s evaluation for the EIP, and how this evaluation will determine if your child is eligible to receive services through
the EIP,
• Give you the list of evaluators in your county and help you pick one that will meet your child’s and family’s needs,

• With your permission, help arrange for your child’s evaluation,
• Help you arrange for transportation to your child’s evaluation, if you need it,
• Attend your child’s evaluation if you wish,
• Inform you that, in NYS, EI services must be provided at no cost to your family. 

Evaluation Process

If you decide that the EIP can help your child and family, the next step is to have your child evaluated. This evaluation is called a Multidisciplinary Evaluation
(MDE). “Multidisciplinary” means that a team of qualified professionals from different disciplines or professions will take part in your child’s evaluation. Children with certain diagnosed conditions are
automatically eligible for the EIP. For these children, the purpose of the MDE is to assess your child’s strengths, needs, and current level of functioning in all areas of development. The five areas of develop –
ment that will be looked at to assist in developing the IFSP are: cognitive (learning and thinking), physical
(growth, vision and hearing, gross and fine motor abilities), communication (understanding and using words), social-emotional (relating to others), and adaptive (self-help skills, such as feeding). If
suspected of having a developmental delay, your child will be evaluated to determine if he or she is eligible for EI services and supports.

The Family Meeting

The Individualized Family Service Plan, or IFSP, is a written plan that will be specially designed for you, your child, and your family that outlines and explains the EI services your child and family will receive.
If the MDE shows that your child is eligible for the EIP, your ISC will set up an IFSP meeting to sit down and write your IFSP. The IFSP is a very important document and you are an important member of the
team that develops it. If you need extra time to think about the plan, ask for it. You may want to discuss the plan with other family members or review it to make
sure it meets the needs of your child and family. You will be asked to sign your IFSP when the plan is finished. When you sign the IFSP, you show that you were at the IFSP meeting and that you agree to the
services in the plan. You are also giving your consent to start EI services.

Services for Your Child

The federal law that created the EIP says that EI services must be provided in natural environments as much as possible. Natural environments are settings where infants and toddlers, with and without special
needs, and their families participate in everyday routines and activities that are important to them, and serve as important learning opportunities. Natural
environments can include your home, places where child care is provided, playgrounds, restaurants, public transportation, libraries, supermarkets, places of worship, and other community settings. Natural environments are not just about places or locations, they are also about family routines and activities
including family meals, bathing, bed time, family celebrations, household chores, and visiting family and friends. There may be some services that are provided at an agency or a school that specializes
in EI services if this is the setting that is best for your child.

Transition to Pre-School

A transition plan must be developed for all children leaving the EIP, including going to Preschool Special Education or other services, on or close to their third
birthday. The transition plan should include any help, support, and services that you and your child might need to adjust to the change in services and make a smooth transition. Discussions of the transition plan should start with your child’s first IFSP. Some children will no longer need any services. Other children and
families may go on to early childhood programs or to other services in their community. If you or someone else thinks that your child is eligible for preschool
special education services, your service coordinator will notify the Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) in your school district. You will have
the opportunity to “opt-out” of the CPSE notification. The OSC cannot take this step if you object.

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What should my child be able to do?

  • Follow movement by turning head
  • Watch objects pulled by a string
  • Move arms and legs easily
  • Coo or gurgle
  • Raise head when lying on tummy
  • Quiet when a familiar voice is heard
  • Startle at loud noises
  • Enjoy being hugged, soothed and cuddled
  • Cry when hungry or uncomfortable
  • Smile back at people


  • Enjoy quiet / soothing sometimes and talking/ playing at other times
  • Roll over
  • Try putting everything in mouth
  • Turn head toward sounds
  • Reach for and hold objects
  • Coo, Babble, squeal, laugh Be soothed and love to be touched and held close
  • Creep or crawl
  • Respond to my name
  • Know caregivers from strangers
  • Say “MAMA or DADA”
  • Imitate sounds
  • Stand, holding onto a support
  • Hit two objects together
  • Understand common words like “no, bye, all gone, nighty–nite”
  • Sit without help
  • Turn pages of a book


  • Wave “bye-bye”
  • Show affection
  • Say a few words besides “mama or dada”
  • Walk with one hand held
  • Show many emotions such as happiness, sadness, discomfort, and anger
  • Be interested in other children
  • Feed myself with a spoon/fingers/ cup
  • Want caregivers to be where I can see them


  • Try putting on own shoes
  • Let you know what I want
  • Point to familiar things when named
  • Walk without help
  • Speak 10 to 20 words
  • Show different emotions such as happiness, fear, sympathy, modesty, guilt, or embarrassment
  • Bring objects to show you Imitate your behavior
  • Show interest in other children
  • Look at something pointed to from across room


  • Jump, Run and climb stairs
  • Sometimes use 2 word sentences
  • Often do opposite of what’s asked
  • Refer to myself by my own name
  • Learn about rules but not able to remember the rules
  • Try new things and explore new places but want to know that you are nearby
  • Show affection by returning a hug or kiss 
  • Pretend in my play
  • Be toilet training during the day, usually dry during the night
  • Talk and usually be understood
  • Use three word sentences
  • Pedal a trike
  • Kick a ball
  • Copy drawing a straight line
  • Name 6 body parts
  • Play briefly with other children
  • Sometimes express feeling with words
  • Think about feelings of others
  • Use imagination to create stories and play activities
  • Shift emotions quickly as I learn to handle emotions
  • Pay attention longer now



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What Parents are Saying

When I chose my Service Coordinator from Therapists 2 Go I was unsure of anything.  She took the time to explain the Early Intervention program so that I could understand it. Now I feel that I can help my child.  BB

Therapists 2 Go provided us with a long awaited Speech Therapist for my child.  She is an amazing teacher and showed me alot of things to work on with my kids.  CT

The Early Intervention program is a wonderful program for families and children.  There is so much to learn but the resources have been shown to me by wonderful caring people Thank You Thank You Thank You! AS

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