Refer any infant, toddler, or preschooler suspected of having a developmental delay, including problems in how they:
- Respond to others
- Child care providers
- Any community agency
All referrals for screening and evaluation go through the intake coordinator.
Linn, Benton, and Lincoln Counties
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.
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, in community preschools, speech groups, and occasionally in specially designed therapeutic classrooms.
There is no cost for EI/ECSE services to families.