Early Intervention Services

Addressing developmental delays as early as possible can make a profound difference in a child’s life.


Our May Center for Early Intervention in western Massachusetts is funded through the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH) and provides supports to children from birth to age 3. A child may be eligible for services if s/he has a developmental delay. This could mean that he or she is not saying many or any words; not sitting, crawling, or walking when expected; has a diagnosed disability such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, or autism; and/or lives in an environment that would put him or her at risk for developing delays.

Services provided may include:

  • ƒService coordinationƒ
  • Speech and language, physical, and occupational therapiesƒ
  • Play groupsƒ
  • Parent support ƒ
  • Advocacy


Our staff and program

Our program provides individualized services tailored to meet the needs of the child and provide training to help parents become “co-teachers” in the delivery of services.We employ highly trained professionals including:ƒ

  • Speech, Occupational, and Physical Therapistsƒ
  • Registered Nurseƒ
  • Licensed Social Workerƒ
  • Bilingual Development Specialist (English/Spanish)


Promoting individual growth

Our services incorporate best practices in early childhood education, promoting individual growth through play in five areas of child development:

  1. Fine/Gross Motor: how I use my hands, or hands and eyes together and how I move my body
  2. Personal/Social: understanding feelings/relating to others
  3. Cognitive: understanding the world around you
  4. Communication: expressing yourself/understanding others
  5. Adaptive: doing things for yourself

 

Our Location

We serve families in Belchertown, Chicopee, Granby, Holyoke, Ludlow, Monson, Palmer, South Hadley, Southampton, and Ware.