Early Intervention (EI) services are available for children from birth to three years who have developmental delays in one or more or the following areas: cognitive, physical, communication, self-help, and/or social skills. EI services are also provided to children who have medically diagnosed conditions that are likely to result in a developmental delay later in the child’s development.
The focus of Oregon’s Early Intervention program is to build the family’s capacity to meet the special needs of the child with a disability. Most interventions are provided to the child within everyday routines, activities, and places within their natural environment. Family members or caregivers are shown strategies for teaching the child in situations where and when a skill is used.