(0-36 Months) Early Intervention
Children’s Hospital of Richmond’s Infant Services Program provides Early Intervention (Part C) Services for children ages birth to 36 months who demonstrate:
- Developmental delay
- Atypical development
- Risk for developmental delay
Children may have formal diagnoses that cause delay, may have been born prematurely or may need extra stimulation to learn.
Children’s Hospital of Richmond participates in interagency agreements with local infant councils (including the counties of Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, New Kent, and the City of Richmond) to provide Early Intervention Services in compliance with Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). As a Part C provider, Children’s Hospital of Richmond is required to provide information about Part C Early Intervention to all families of children ages birth to 36 months referred for services. Families of children from outlying localities are informed, depending on their child’s needs, about options for services, which include Children’s Hospital of Richmond and other community programs.
Children from Charles City, Chesterfield, Henrico, New Kent, and the City of Richmond are eligible to receive a Children’s Hospital of Richmond interdisciplinary evaluation at no cost to the family in the areas of development listed below.
- Cognitive Skills
- Expressive Language
- Fine Motor Skills
- Gross Motor Skills
- Receptive Language
- Self-Help Skills
- Social Skills
Under some circumstances, referring physicians may be asked to provide clinical documentation.
Children are determined eligible for Early Intervention (Part C) Services if they demonstrate:
- 25% or greater developmental delay in one or more of the aforementioned areas of development
- Atypical development (e.g., feeding disorder, behavioral concerns, etc.) or
- A diagnosed condition that places them at risk for developmental delay (e.g., Down Syndrome)
Part C provides financial assistance for Early Intervention Services based on a family’s financial need. Whether eligible for Part C or not, a child may still receive services at Children’s Hospital of Richmond.
Early Intervention (Part C) Services include:
- Occupational Therapy: Fine motor, self care, perceptual, visual, sensory and social skills
- Physical Therapy: Gross motor, balance, flexibility, coordination and strength
- Speech/Language Pathology: Articulation, fluency, receptive & expressive language disorders/delays
Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) development: The child’s care team and family work together to identify and define specific services and supports to address the child and family’s needs and goals.
Referrals to community resources, such as public school services, and other community agencies and support programs, is also a goal of service coordination.
For information and referrals for Early Intervention Services at Children’s Hospital of Richmond, call Patient Services at (804) 228-5818
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