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Early Childhood Intervention Program

Early Childhood Intervention

Our mission is to assure that family members and caregivers of young children have the supports and resources needed to enhance their child’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.

The ECI Program provides the following services that are specially designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers ages 0-3 years:

• Audiology/Hearing
• Assistive Technology
• Behavioral Intervention
• Case Management
• Counseling
• Family Education
• Health Services
• Nursing
• Nutrition and Feeding
• Occupational Therapy
• Physical Therapy
• Social Work
• Specialized Skills Training
• Speech & Language Therapy
•  Transition to Services beyond ECI
• Translation/Interpretation

 Eligibility
 
To receive services through Helen Farabee Center's ECI Program, your child must:

•  Live in one of these 10 North Texas counties:
   Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Jack, Montague,   
    Wichita, Wilbarger, or Young County
• Have a medically diagnosed condition that will likely result in a developmental delay.
• Have a developmental delay or difficulty with these skills:
    Communication – language or speech
    Cognitive – thinking, learning, playing, reasoning
    Motor – physical development   
                  -Gross motor, such as using large
                   muscles, to sit up, crawl, walk.
                  -Fine motor, such as using small muscles, to grab small objects.
                  -Oral motor, such as using the mouth, to suck, chew.
   Social/emotional – bonding, attachment, interactions with others
   Self-help – Taking care of own needs (eating, drinking, washing hands,potty-training)
• Have an auditory or visual impairment, determined by local school district personel

Make a Referral

Anyone can request an evaluation.
If you are concerned that an infant or toddler may have a developmental delay or disability, contact ECI for an evaluation. ECI will determine if a child needs services and is eligible to receive them. The family will be involved in the evaluation, assessments and planning next steps.

 For more information on Early Childhood Intervention, please call (940) 696-6200 or go to:

 https://hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/early-childhood-intervention-services

 

For a Parent Handbook in English, click here.

For a Parent Handbook in Spanish, click here.

 

Videos:

Texas ECI: Family to Family https://youtu.be/BS5hUdK2uOc

About Texas ECI https://youtu.be/vA5hilYj5eQ

Parent to Parent: Knowing Your Rights https://youtu.be/MVpf70j_eto

Padre a Padre: Conocer sus Derechos https://youtu.be/_DED6FrZBkU