Early Intervention Department

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Boston Children’s Hospital Early Intervention (EI) at Martha Eliot provides family centered services to support the developmental progress of eligible children. EI is a program for infants and toddlers younger than 3 years old who have developmental delays or are at risk of a developmental delay. EI:
  • Supports families and caregivers
  • Helps infants and toddlers learn skills and develop independence
  • Uses individualized activities that fit into the child’s and family’s everyday life.
Any child up to the age of three may be eligible for EI services if the child:
  • Is not reaching expected developmental milestones
  • Has certain conditions that may result in a developmental delay
  • Has a history that may impact their development
  • EI is primarily a home/community based program providing a team approach to service delivery.
Services include:
  • Developmental evaluations to determine eligibility
  • Visits at a child’s home, childcare or other community setting
  • Play Groups
Depending on the child's needs, the EI team may include a developmental specialist, social worker, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist or other specialty provider.

Contact Information:

Main Number: 617-919-7872
Director, Melanie Griffin, Contact
Intake Coordinator, Patricia Connelly earlyintervention@childrens.harvard.edu

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