Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series: Part IV

Early Intervention

Early intervention (EI) consists of services and supports designed to help families with children who have developmental delays or disabilities. EI services can include: information about how children develop, parent or caregiver education, family supports, and developmental and instructional therapies that assist in child development.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if a child’s doctor has said to “wait and see” how your child develops, but the parent or caregiver is still concerned about the child’s development, the parent or caregiver may still proceed with the early intervention process.

To help guide families in understanding the early intervention process, Trying Together developed the following resource content. Use the links below to navigate to each series section and learn more.


Featured Topics

Family Guide for Early Intervention and Inclusion in Allegheny County

Trying Together has created a printable Family Guide for Early Intervention and Inclusion in Allegheny County. This resource combines local and state resources and discusses the benefits of early intervention for families concerned about their child’s development.

Tracking Your Child’s Developmental Milestones

Parents and caregivers may wish to track their child’s developmental milestones. Having a record of when milestones are achieved or missed can be useful in a screening for early intervention services. Utilize this resource to find a milestone tracker for your child.

When Should a Parent Consider Early Intervention for their Child?

Parents may wish to know whether seeking early intervention services for their child is the right thing to do. Utilize this resource to understand whether early intervention is the right choice for your child.

Additional Topics

Additional topics and resources are available. To view the full list, visit the Developmentally Appropriate Parenting page.



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Series Navigation

The Developmentally Appropriate Parenting Series highlights several early childhood topics to support parents and caregivers who are caring for young children. Use the list below to navigate through each series topic:

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