Q: What is Early Intervention?
A: Early Intervention is a state and county funded program for children birth to 3 years old. After 3, services become the responsibility of local school districts. Early intervention provides a variety of services to children, such as physical, occupational, and speech and language therapy. Because multiples are often born premature, families are sometimes referred to a local EI provider by the hospital at discharge. If at any point you have concerns about a child meeting developmental milestones, ask your pediatrician for a referral to EI or contact them directly.