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Early Intervention Department | Overview

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.

 Boston Children’s EI Program:

  • 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 3 may be eligible for EI services if they:

  • are not reaching expected developmental milestones
  • have certain conditions that may result in a developmental delay
  • have 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 the child’s home, childcare, or other community setting
  • play groups

Depending on your child’s needs, the EI team may include a developmental specialist, social worker, physical therapist, speech-language pathologist, occupational therapist, or other specialty providers.

Contact us

Main number: 617-919-7872
Director, Melanie Griffin, Contact
Program Manager, Leah Koretz (

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