Early Intervention - Age 0-3


Our Early Intervention Specialists can help families. Early Intervention (EI) is a partnership developed to offer help to parents and families when there are concerns with their child's development. EI is finding early signs that your child may have delays in one or more of the following areas: Hearing, seeing, moving, thinking, talking, and/or playing. We build strategies, supports and resources that enhance children's learning and development through everyday activities in everyday places.

  • Children birth to age three residing in Tuscarawas County who are demonstrating a developmental delay or health concern may be eligible for services.
  • Services are provided within the child's natural learning environment (such as the home or day care). Infants and toddlers learn best through everyday experiences & interactions with familiar people in familiar places.
  • Initial referral is made to Help Me Grow and the family is assigned a Service Coordinator who will help the family access services. Next, an evaluation is conducted to determine the child's needs.
  • An individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed with the family to determine goals based on the child's needs & the family's priorities.
  • Service delivery utilizes a primary service provider approach and frequency and intensity of services are decided by the team and family.
  • The team utilizes evidence-based practices through a Primary Service Provider (PSP) approach to intervention.
  • Services are provided at no cost to the family.

Team members may include:

  • Parents
  • Developmental Specialist
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Speech Language Pathologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Health Professionals
  • Help Me Grow Service Coordinator

Who to Call

Early Intervention is a collaboration with Help Me Grow

For Referrals:

Phone: 1-800-755-4769 

Regional Phone: 740-371-3322 

Email: HMGreferrals@helpmegrow.org

You may also make an online referral by going to http://bit.ly/ReferToHMG 

For Information about Early Intervention Services call 330-339-3577

To Learn More About Help Me Grow, go to www.helpmegrow.ohio.gov

To Learn More About Ohio Early Intervention, go to https://ohioearlyintervention.org/