Start Early. Finish Strong.

Early Intervention understands the challenges of your child's formative years, and we're here to help families meet them. When a family is supported and cared for, infants and toddlers with special needs feel the love too.

What is

Early Intervention?

Early Intervention (EI) services are supports and therapies for children from birth to age 3 who have developmental delays or disabilities. Through EI, children receive the support needed to thrive in their early years and provide foundation for a fulfilling life.

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How do I know if

My Child Needs EI?

Deciding on the best support for your child can be overwhelming. That's why we're here to walk you through each step. EI professionals specialize in planning the best care for your child, making the process easy, direct, and at no cost to you.

Step 1:

Call one of four service coordination offices below, depending on your county of residence. Explain that you would like to set up an Early Intervention evaluation. 

Fayette County Behavioral Health Administration

215 Jacob Murphy Lane Uniontown, PA 15401

Phone: 724-430-1370

Greene County Human Services

19 S. Washington Street 3rd Floor, Fort Jackson Building Waynesburg, PA 15370

Phone: 724-852-5276

Washington County Behavioral Health and Developmental Services

100 West Beau Street, Suite 302 Washington, PA 15301

Phone: 724-228-6832

Westmoreland Case Management and Supports, Inc.

770 East Pittsburgh Street Greensburg, PA 15601

Phone: 724-837-1808

Step 2:

Your service coordinator will contact you to schedule a multidisciplinary evaluation for your child. This evaluation will determine if your child needs EI, as well as the specific services necessary to aid their development.

An evaluation can be held at your own home or through teletherapy if you wish, depending on the evaluation team. Your service coordinator will then walk you through the evaluation process.

Step 3:

If your Service Coordinator finds that your child needs Early Intervention services, they will help you create an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). An IFSP is a unique plan that lays out the best services for you and your child, the frequency and duration of those services, and how to move forward in your child's development.

When choosing a provider for these services, choose PathWays. We offer the following services for children from birth to age 3 at no cost:

Our Therapy Services

Physical Therapy

Physical therapists focus on large muscle development that will assist a child in learning how to roll over, sit, crawl, and eventually walk.

Speech Therapy

Speech-language pathologists help to build an early foundation for language development and communication. Feeding and swallowing therapies can also be provided.

Hearing and Vision Therapy

Certified teachers of the deaf, hard of hearing, and visually impaired are available to help children work toward independence.

Nutrition Therapy

Registered dietitians address feeding issues, dietary intake, and offer consultation with parents regarding special dietary needs for the child.

Occupational Therapy

Occupational therapists specialize in small muscle development, helping a child learn how to reach, grasp, and play in a purposeful way.

Special Instruction

An experienced team of early childhood teachers provide strategies to assist your child with key developmental skills such as problem solving, while working to increase the child's ability to think and communicate.

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