How Physical Therapy Fits into Early Intervention
Addresses the promotion of motor function of a child with a delay through improvement of musculoskeletal status, neuromuscular status, motor development, cardiopulmonary status, effective environmental adaptation, and effective use of durable medical equipment and orthotics. PT services are designed to facilitate and improve a child’s movement, strength, endurance, posture, balance and coordination needed for the developmental motor skills of rolling, sitting, crawling, standing, walking, transitioning between positions, climbing stairs and more.
See these resources for additional information on the average development and physical stages of your child’s movement:
What to Do If You’re Concerned About Your Child
If you have any concerns about your child’s development, talk to your child’s doctor or nurse as soon as you can.
If your child is between the ages of 0 (birth) to 3 years, get in touch with your local Early Intervention Program to start the process and see if he or she qualifies for services.
“If your child is over the age of 3, Right Start Children’s Services offers private services as well. Please contact us to find out how we can help.”
Use our list of service areas to know exactly which Early Intervention office to contact. If your child is eligible, request Right Start Children’s Services from your Service Coordinator.
We are available to answer all of your questions and give you the reassurance that you need.