Ask the Doctor: Early Intervention

How do I know if my child needs early intervention? Our expert explains the answer to this question, and many more.

Early intervention
Q: The child we’re adopting is at risk for developmental delays. Our family doctor mentioned Early Intervention. What is it and how does it work? A: Early Intervention services are designed to identify and treat developmental problems in children through 35 months of age. These programs were put into place in the United States through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), guaranteeing certain rights to children with special needs. Because these federal programs are administered on a state level, specific ...

Our expert explains everything parents need to know about early intervention. What children are eligible? How much does it cost? Which services are good?


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