Early intervention is a system of services that supports babies and toddlers with developmental delays or disabilities. Early intervention focuses on helping them learn the basic skills that typically develop during the first three years of life such as crawling, walking, solving problems, communicating, playing, and eating. Services in early intervention can include occupational therapy, physical therapy, assistive technology, speech/language services, psychological services, and feeding therapy among others.
Locations: Clarksville; Nashville, TN - Autism Education & Therapy Center is a non-profit organization that provides a range of services for children and adolescents with autism. Their services include the following: ABA therapy, behavioral services, day therapy program (ages 2-10), parent training, and social skills training.
Memphis, TN - The Barbara K. Lipman School has an early education program which offers several different learning theories in a full inclusive setting.
Nashville, TN - First Steps provides inclusive child care as well as extended day programs. Programs include early intervention and educational services for children with disabilities and/or medical conditions, as well as kids who are typically developing. Therapies include; occupational, speech/ language, physical, feeding, and aquatic.
Dickson, TN - Foundations Early Intervention Services provides in-home and community-based intervention services for children birth to 3 years old who have a disability or display a delay in speech, motor cognitive, social, or other learning skills.