HEALTH SERVICES

Developmental interventions, or “health services,” are provided to families who have a child or children that have a developmental delay. Medical treatment is recommended according to individual need and should not differ from common approaches to providing medical care. To get special therapy related services, the state will use an Individualized Education Program (IEP). These services will mainly occur in school but can also take place in the home or community.

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Possible Services

There are generally three types of therapies provided to children who qualify through the school system:  occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech therapy.

  • Occupational Therapy – Services to assist children with learning skills needed for play and daily living; designing and providing assistive devices.

  • Physical Therapy – Services to identify and help prevent or reduce movement difficulties.

  • Speech/Language Pathology – Identification, referral and provision of services to assist children with understanding and responding to communication.

Source: New Jersey Early Intervention System

Jewish Family and Career Services collaborates with community professionals to offer services such as Occupational Therapy and Speech Therapy.

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta offers pediatric rehabilitation services at their Egleston and Scottish Rite locations as well as several neighborhood locations throughout metro Atlanta.  Contact CHOA for a comprehensive list of their services and providers.

0.5M
Americans Live With an Autism Spectrum Disorder
0%
of Children Have Been Diagnosed with a Developmental Disability
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