Evaluations & Services

Early Intervention Program (EIP) Overview

Children can be referred to the Early Intervention Program by a parent, pediatrician, or other qualified professional. Once referred, your child will be assigned a service coordinator to facilitate and oversee the Early Intervention process. At Cooper Kids Therapy Associates we conduct a variety of comprehensive evaluations to determine if a child is eligible for services. 

Services include:

  • Multidisciplinary Evaluations
  • Speech Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Special Education
  • ABA Services
  • Feeding Therapy
  • Prompt Therapy
  • Service Coordination

Early Intervention services can help families:

  • Learn the best ways to care for their child
  • Support and promote their child’s development
  • Include their child in family and community life

Early Intervention services can be provided anywhere in the community, including:

  • A child’s home
  • A child care center or family day care home
  • Recreational centers, play groups, playgrounds, libraries, or any place parents and children go for fun and support
  • Early childhood programs and centers

Parents help decide:

  • Appropriate combination of Early Intervention services
  • Early Intervention outcomes that are important
  • When and where Early Intervention services will be provided
  • Who will provide Early Intervention services
The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program for infants and toddlers with special needs. Children with diagnosed conditions that lead to developmental delays (such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, autism, etc.) are eligible for the EIP. Children with no diagnosis who have delays in development may be eligible for the EIP if their delays are serious enough. If you have concerns about your child’s development, you can call the Early Intervention Program in your area to refer your child (if you live in New York City call 311, in Nassau County call (516) 227-8661, and in Suffolk County call (631) 853-3100. Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, your county’s staff representative, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family. Early Intervention services in your IFSP authorized by your county are provided at no cost to you. Your county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. Your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State. Early intervention services are provided where it’s best for your child – in places such as your home, daycare, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of early intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for the daycare or other fees charged by community settings.

Preschool Services (CPSE)

The Preschool Special Education Program provides services to children who are 3 to 5 years old with developmental delays and/or educational needs. Eligibility is based on the results of a multidisciplinary evaluation that is at no direct cost to the family. The local school district’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) determines eligibility, recommends appropriate special education and/or related services and creates an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for each eligible child.

Please contact your child’s school district preschool program for more information.

Refer a Child

Complete the form below to refer your child for an early intervention evaluation.

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