What are Early Intervention
Early intervention services are
educational and therapeutic services that are delivered
to children under the age of three. The law mandates
that these services be provided within a child’s natural
environment. This environment is typically the child’s
home or childcare setting. Therapists and teachers work
closely with the child and his/her parents or
caregivers. This allows parents/caregivers the
opportunity to learn many of the instructional
techniques that can help their child achieve his/her
What does Children’s
Children’s TLC provides early
childhood special instruction, occupational, physical,
and speech-language therapies in the natural
What is considered a "natural
The natural environment may
include the home, a child care facility, Mother's Day
Out programs and/or other community locations where
children with or without disabilities might be found.
How often would the staff at Children's TLC go into
the natural environment?
Each child and family has a
Plan of care, Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)
or an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) which states
the amount of time and the type of service required.
Children's TLC follows the plans and provides those
services noted in the plan.
How far from Children's TLC offices will the
professional staff travel?
staff provide services throughout the Kansas City
metropolitan area. If a child’s natural environment
falls outside of our travel area, we will work with the
family to locate a suitable service provider.
What is the family's responsibility for
payment for these services?
arrangements are made at the time of enrollment. For
those families who wish to use a third party payor,
Children's TLC will bill them accordingly.
Who should be contacted about these
To make a referral of a child and
family, or to ask questions about this service, contact
the agency Social Worker at 816-756-0780 ext. 2108 or email@example.com.