|The goal of early intervention is to prevent or improve the effects of the child's disability before entry into school. These services may be delivered in a classroom setting, at home or combination of both. The duration of the program, in terms of hours per week, varies according to the individual need of the child and his/her family.
Early Intervention Programs are provided for children ages 3 years to 5 years. The need for early intervention services must be in one of the following areas: physical, sensory, cognitive, language and speech, social-emotional, and self-help. Services must be provided by qualified personnel. The Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit provides early intervention for the children in our school district.