Some children will need specialized services to reach their potential
To be eligible for services in Vermont, a child must have a delay in one or more fundamental skill areas, or have a medical condition that may interfere with learning and future success at home, in school, and in the community. Fundamental areas include communication, motor, self-care and adaptive, social-emotional, and cognitive skills.
Services we provide at no cost to families
- Developmental Screenings for speech, cognitive, motor, and social-emotional concerns
- Comprehensive Evaluations to find out a child’s strengths, abilities, and needs. Evaluations help determine if a child is eligible for early childhood special education services.
- Individual Education Program (IEP) for children who have a developmental delay and who require specialized instruction to learn the skills expected at their age. IEPs are written plans that describe a child’s educational goals and the services needed for a child to achieve those goals over a one-year period.
- Specialized Instruction and Related Services which are designed to help a child achieve their IEP goals. Related services may include Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and/or Speech and Language Therapy that are needed in order to meet educational goals.
- Consultation to early educators and families to support children to successfully participate in home, school, and community life.