Early Intervention FAQs

Little Lukes provides high quality childcare and recognizes the need to provide families with additional, educational information. Please take a moment to review our Frequently Asked Questions, or choose from a selection below.

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What age child can qualify for Early Intervention?

Early Intervention is for children age birth to 3 years.

How do I get my child into the Early Intervention Program?

Start by calling your county's health department to request a developmental screening. A service coordinator will explain the program and schedule the evaluation. An evaluation is required to determine eligibility and which services are needed.

Who will conduct the evaluation?

A team of early childhood specialists including a professional who is knowledgeable about overall development, and either a physical, occupational or speech therapist based on your specific concerns.

How soon will I know if my child is eligible for Early Intervention?

The evaluation team shares the results with you immediately following the evaluation. They will provide a summary of the tests used, your child's scores, and whether your child is eligible or ineligible for Early Intervention services.

Can Little Lukes provide the Early Intervention services?

You may choose Little Lukes from the list of approved EI service providers. We offer Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Special Instruction (teacher) services in several counties in Central New York.

What is an IFSP?

The IFSP is an Individualized Family Service Plan, a written plan that describes what you and your family hope to gain from Early Intervention services and what services your child and family will receive to help you reach your goals. This includes who, what, where and how often the services will be provided. It is reviewed at least twice each year.

Are the therapists working with my child licensed?

Our licensed therapists provide quality services for your child through developmentally appropriate play and self care activities.

When and where will sessions be scheduled?

We will try to schedule appointments at times that work for you and your family. Keep us updated on what is convenient for you. Services can be provided at your home, your child's babysitter or child care center, or at our locations. A caregiver must be present during the session.

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