Columbia Basin Early Intervention Services
Early Support for Infants & Toddlers
Because infants and toddlers cannot speak, it can be difficult for parents
to know if something is wrong. New and experienced parents often wonder
if their child's behavior is normal; this can make parents anxious.
The Early Support for Infants and Toddlers Program (ESIT) is an early
intervention program for children from birth to three years old. Often
children are referred to ESIT services by their primacy care doctor.
The ESIT program is a preventative care service which evaluates your child’s
growth and development. If any developmental delays are identified, experienced
childcare professionals work with parents and therapists to develop a
plan to improve your child's speech and/or motor skills. As well as
assess progress until goals are met.
Services in this program include:
- Early assessment/identification
- Multi-disciplinary evaluations and progress monitoring
- Speech therapy, occupational therapy and/or other specialty therapies per
individual child needs
We educate parents about abnormal behaviors they should look for and how
to interact with their children to practice and improve language and motor
skills. Our team coordinates with community healthcare leaders so we can
refer parents to trusted resources for specialty care when needed. We
also work wtih school districts to transwer services as needed, once a
child reaches age three and is no longer eligible for ESIT services.
Contact us today to learn more about the ESIT program.