You know your child. As you watch your child, your baby, fail to accomplish what others his age might be doing, you worry. The future can seem clouded with uncertainty. Developmental delays are more common than you may think and, in our community, we have many ways to help. Rainbows United is here for hundreds of children, shining warmth and offering shinning starts.
Studies overwhelmingly show that when children receive help early in life, they do better later in life. If you and your child's doctor have identified a concern about development, we can help. Rainbows United offers a wide spectrum of services -- and ways to connect to services -- that address your child's unique needs. A family services coordinator will work with you to see that your family receives assistance to promote your child's growth and development.
Team members listen as you share your concerns and identify what you consider to be the most important goals for your child.
An explosion of learning occurs during a child's first three years of life. Now is the time to help your child gain valuable skills.
Rainbows United offers 17 early intervention services, depending on your specific needs, at no cost to families.
- Assistive technology
- Speech/language therapy
- Physical therapy
- Family training
- Psychological services
- Health services
- Family service coordination
- Medical services
- Social work
- Nursing services
- Special instruction
- Nutrition services
- Occupational therapy
- Vision services
- Sign language and cued speech
How do we make a difference?
Your child will have a primary early intervention specialist plus support from all discipline areas. Here
are a few examples of what "early childhood intervention" services might look like:
- An early education teacher demonstrates how a toy might be used to help a child learn new skills.
- A speech pathologist leads parents and toddlers in a group activity that promotes awareness of new sounds.
- A physical therapist shows a mother how to move her child's legs to increase flexibility.
- A family service coordinator helps parents access a community resource.