Early InterventionChildren, Youth, and Family Services
The Brockton Early Childhood Intervention Program is a public health program that provides therapeutic support to infants and toddlers who have developmental delays or are at risk for such delays. The goal of the program is to help children as soon as possible so they can reach their full potential. Services include speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and skill development.
After an initial evaluation of a child’s abilities, the family is assigned an individual service coordinator. The coordinator works with the family to develop a personalized plan according to the family’s particular needs. The majority of services are provided in the home or other locations where the child and family feel comfortable and are included as part of the child’s normal daily activities. A service coordinator will assist the family through transition when EI’s services are no longer needed.
There is a nominal yearly fee for services, which is determined by family income. Most health insurance providers, including Medicaid, pay for Early Intervention services. No child will be denied due to inability to pay.
Children can be recommended to the program by doctors, nurses, social workers, friends, caregivers, and parents. To make a referral or for more information, call 508-586-5977.