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Early Intervention Steps: A Parent’s Basic Guide to the Early Intervention Process

The New York State Early Intervention Program (EIP), part of the nationwide EIP, is a program for infants and toddlers under three years of age who have developmental delays, either from a disability or an unknown cause. To find out more about EIP services, check out the New York State Department of Health’s booklet entitled “Early Intervention Steps: A Parent’s Basic Guide to the Early Intervention Process”:

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A Checklist to Keep Children Healthier

There are many aspects of healthcare that can be evaluated throughout a child’s development. This link provides a comprehensive list of screenings that are available to children from newborn through adolescence.

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Vision and Hearing Screening Services for Children and Adolescents in the Medicaid Benefit

Offers improved guidelines regarding EPSDT (Early Periodic Screening Diagnostic and Treatment) in the field of vision and hearing screenings. These screenings should occur at each well-child check-up and if an issue is suspected, further follow-up and treatment should be conducted.

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Signs of ADHD at Different Ages

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is not always easy to diagnose and presents differently at different ages. The link below is a checklist that parents can use the monitor their child’s development over time as they assess their child’s behavioral health.

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Hands-On Activity to Identify Your Child’s Strengths

As parents of special needs kids, we are often hearing what our child does NOT do. Here is a hands-on activity for download from Understood to identify your child’s strengths. By looking at the whole individual, parents and providers can devise a comprehensive treatment plan.