Early Childhood Intervention (ECI) is a statewide program within the Texas Health and Human Services Commission for families with children birth up to age three, with developmental delays, disabilities or certain medical diagnosis that may impact development.
ECI services help young children with delays or disabilities achieve their goals in cognitive, social/emotional, communicative, adaptive and physical development.
Services may include occupational therapy to help an infant learn to hold her bottle, physical therapy to help her learn to roll over, or speech therapy to help her learn to eat. Early intervention services take place in the home or, in the case of working parents, at child care facilities in the local community.
The EasterSeals ECI program provides each family with the tools they need to incorporate instruction and therapy in their child's day-to-day activities. The activities promote growth and development in a natural environment and throughout daily routines. ECI is a parent support program helping families help their children reach their full potential through developmental services including: screening & assessment; physical, occupational & speech language therapy; special instruction & support. If you have concerns about how your baby or toddler is growing and learning, talk to your child's doctor, contact EasterSeals at (956) 631-9171.
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