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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
  • Audiology
  • Physical therapy
  • Family training
  • Psychological services
  • Health services
  • Family service coordination
  • Medical services
  • Social work
  • Nursing services
  • Special instruction
  • Nutrition services
  • Transportation
  • 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.

R Next Steps

  • Contact Connecting Point for a free developmental screening at (316) 267-5437. OR
  • Share your concerns with your child's doctor OR
  • Contact Rainbows United Infant Toddler Services for a free developmental evaluation at (316) 945-7117 extension 134.

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Terms to be familiar with

  • Early Intervention Federally mandated program to support families of children with special...

  • Developmental Screening A quick check to see if an evaluation should be...

  • Developmental Evaluation Professionals testing to determine eligibilty for services

  • Primary Coach Primary service provider who will make regular home visits.

  • Joint Visit Home visit with the primary coach and another therapist.

  • IFSP An Indiviual Family Service Plan
  • Diapers – preemie and larger
  • Board books
  • Dr. Brown Bottles
  • Vibrating teethers
  • Diaper Wipes
  • "Touch & Feel" board books
  • Infant/Toddler coats and jackets
  • Bumbo seats
  • "Signing Times" DVDs
  • Floortime DVD Training Series. Set 1 The Basics: Relating and Communicating
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