While each state is required to have an early intervention (El) system in place, this will look different from state to state. Some states will have organizations such as Birth to Three that provide these services, whereas other states provide early intervention through their Department of Human Services or similar organization. Some states conduct similar processes for all children ages birth to age 3, while other states have separate processes based on age.
To complete this assignment, do the following:
Read the three scenarios below:
Scenario 1: Becca is a 22-month-old toddler who has limited vocabulary. She will say mama, dada, baba, and a few other illegible sounds.
Scenario 2: Sam is a 13-month-old infant who is just able to sit up on his own for a few minutes before falling over.
Scenario 3: Casey is a 10-month-old infant who has not expressed any emotions such as smiling, laughing, or showing any signs of fear.
Locate your state’s early intervention system and research the process you would follow for early intervention in your state for all three scenarios. Are the processes the same for all children birth to 3 years or different based on age?
To locate your state’s early intervention (EI) system, search the Internet using the key phrase “early intervention in
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