FAQ

When should I refer a child for screening and evaluation?

Refer any infant, toddler, or preschooler suspected of having a developmental delay, including problems in how they:

  • See
  • Hear
  • Talk
  • Walk
  • Respond to others
  • Play
  • Learn
Who can refer children?
  • Families
  • Child care providers
  • Preschools
  • Friends
  • Physicians
  • Any community agency
Where can I refer a child for screening and evaluation?

All referrals for screening and evaluation go through the designated agency in the county in which the child lives.

Linn & Benton Counties
541 753-1202 ext. 106

Lincoln County
541 574-2240 ext. 101

What is an IFSP?

An IFSP is a plan of services individualized for each child and family. A team of professionals and the child’s parents develop the IFSP. All eligible children with developmental delays or disabilities, from birth to kindergarten age, have an IFSP. The IFSP is a written plan that describes:

  • The child’s abilities and needs
  • Services for the child and family
  • Family outcomes related to the child’s needs
  • Goals and objectives reflecting both the child’s developmental and special education needs.
What services does the EI/ECSE Program provide to children and families?

The focus of Oregon’s EI/ECSE services is on building the family’s capacity to meet the special needs of the child as well as to build kindergarten readiness skills. This is accomplished by incorporating strategies for promoting the child’s development into family and community daily activities and preschool based routines. Services are provided through home visits, community preschool consultations, speech groups, and occasionally in specially designed therapeutic classrooms.

Is there a cost to families?

There is no cost for EI/ECSE services to families.