Lancaster County Early Intervention is currently providing tele-evaluations to assess a child’s development through video conferencing or phone conferencing.
If a child is found eligible for Early Intervention services, they and their family can receive services through video conferencing or phone conferencing. Which means that you can talk to your Early Intervention provider through video (FaceTime, Skype, Zoom, etc) or even just over a phone call. While this may seem a little intimidating at first, many families are finding it reassuring to talk about their child’s progress, their concerns, and new challenges that have occurred in the past weeks.
We continue to provide the same developmental and support services we did before COVID-19 including Support Coordination, Social Work, Speech Therapy, Special Instruction, Physical Therapy, and Occupational Therapy. Early Intervention Support Coordinators have resources and information available to share with families specifically related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Early Intervention can share resources including learning activities for children, financial supports such as food and diapers, and supports to encourage the adults in the home as they adjust to a “new normal”.
Early Intervention referrals for Lancaster County residents can be made to the CONNECT helpline that is on the flyer below or to our direct phone number (717) 399-7323 or by sending a fax to (717) 399-7396.