The Infant Toddler Program involves parents and caregivers as active partners in the growth and development of a child from birth to age three. Services and supports are provided in a setting chosen by the family as typical and natural for the child. This is most often the home, child care or other community setting.
During regularly scheduled visits, the teacher or therapists help design activities and support routines within the natural environment to encourage the child’s development. Parent or caregiver education is a major focus during these visits so that daily routines and activities can be used to address the specific needs of the child and family.
Services and therapies funded by Lancaster County Mental Health/Mental Retardation/Early Intervention include: speech and language therapy, physical therapy, special instruction, occupational therapy, and child/family counseling.