The GCBDD’s Early Intervention Program (EI) serves more than 120 families in Geauga County. The EI team collaborates closely with Help Me Grow to provide services and support for families in Geauga County with children from birth through age two. Our program is known for excellence in serving families using an evidence-based national model that provides our families with the support and resources that will maximize their child’s growth and development. Each family enrolled in our program has access to a team of highly trained and well-respected therapists, developmental specialists and support personnel. We continue to expand our collaboration with specialists in local hospitals, medical clinics and universities in order to provide our staff with the most current information, research and training.
Early Intervention services are provided in the family's home or in other community settings. These services include physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech and language therapy and early childhood education in a year round program.
Movin’ With Music is a six-week session that involves musical experiences including singing, moving and exploring instruments. Music is a powerful tool that helps to build a child’s attention span, learn to take turns and sharpen preschool readiness skills. It also creates a bond between parent and child that is fun and creative! Movin’ With Music is offered on a first-come, first-served basis to parents and their toddlers ages 18 months through two years.
Play, Learn and Grow is an eight-week session playgroup experience designed to provide opportunities for a toddler’s social growth and development. Activities focus on the developmental needs of all children by incorporating best practice concepts. All areas of development, cognitive, language, social, emotional, self-help and motor, are integrated as the child interacts with the learning environment. This popular program is available to all children in Geauga County ages 18 months through 2 years on a first-come, first-serve basis.