Welcome to Early Intervention

Welcome to Summit DD Early Intervention

Welcome! Thank you for choosing Summit DD as your provider for your little one’s Early Intervention (EI) services. Now that you’ve chosen a provider, you’re probably wondering what’s next. Good news, Summit DD staff are here to guide you every step of the way.While each family’s needs are unique, below is a general idea of what you can expect next. As always, if you have specific questions related to you child, please feel free to contact us. We are ready to listen and answer any questions you may have.

Who should I call with questions?

The first step after choosing Summit DD as your provider is to have a Primary Service Provider (PSP) assigned to you. Your PSP will be the main point of contact for your family. While their job title may be Developmental Specialist, Speech/Language Pathologists or another type of early childhood professional, this staff member will be the one to help you navigate your EI services. She will be your partner to support your child as he learns and grows.

What does a PSP do?

Based on your priorities and concerns, we will show you additional ways to enhance your child’s learning and development. Your PSP will tap into your existing knowledge and environment and build upon them to support your little one. She will also work with a team of experts behind the scenes to bring strategies from the team back to you.

What will my first visit look like?

Your PSP will attend the initial IFSP meeting that you have scheduled with your EI Service Coordinator. (An IFSP is the roadmap you and your team will use during your EI visits.) This first visit will primarily be about sharing and gathering information to create the plan going forward.

Your PSP will review your child’s evaluation and assessment with you. Based on suggestions from the assessment, she will help you identify the outcomes for your child that matter most to you. She will also share important information about our privacy practices and your rights. Below are links to each of these topics for you to access at any time.

At the end of the visit, your PSP will outline next steps and set up additional appointments.

What do I need for our IFSP meeting?

We ask that you have a copy of your child’s birth certificate available for the meeting with your new PSP. State law and County Board policies require that we have on file a copy of your child’s birth certificate. Your PSP can assist you in making a copy if you’d like.

Additional Resources

Finally, we invite you to explore our website. Here you can tap into FAQs, our Glossary or other resources available to you and your family through Summit DD. Discover all the ways that we support individuals, birth through senior citizens, one person at a time.

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