Early Intervention

First Connections is the Early intervention (0-3 years olds) in Arkansas. Early Intervention falls under Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).  The Department of Human Services, Division of Developmental Disabilities Services provides administrative oversight of the program and provides support and services for families and their children, 0-3 years old who have special needs. Allied Therapy is an Early Intervention service provider through First Connections. Our therapists will work directly with your family to design an individualized plan to meet your child’s and your family’s needs. 

 

Allied Therapy can assist with the following services types: 

  • Developmental therapy

  • Facilitating Assistive Technology/Adaptive Equipment recommendations and ordering

  • Family training

  • Occupational therapy

  • Physical therapy

  • Special instruction (developmental therapy)

  • Speech-language pathology services

To the maximum extent appropriate, early intervention services must be provided in natural environments, defined as home and community settings where children without disabilities participate. Examples of natural environments where Allied Therapy might see your child for Early Intervention services include:

  • Home

  • Home of Relative

  • Daycare

  • Babysitter

  • Parks

  • Libraries

 

Please contact our office for additional information about Early Intervention programs and our ability to help your child and family.