Spokane Regional Health District’s Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (SRHD ESIT) is the lead agency in Spokane County for supporting children with disabilities or developmental delays, from birth to age three. Parents who have concerns about their child’s development can contact ESIT to receive assistance and information about entering into the program.
A child residing in Spokane County, from birth through age 3, is eligible for early intervention services when:
SRHD ESIT contracts with the Department of Children, Youth, & Families/Early Support for Infants and Toddlers as the County Lead Agency (CLA).
Do you have concerns about your child’s development? Free comprehensive developmental screenings (also known as Child Find Events) are coordinated through the CICC.
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Spokane Regional Health District’s Early Support for Infants and Toddlers (SRHD ESIT) provides leadership and advocacy, as required by the state, to the County Inter-agency Coordination Council (CICC), a conduit for parents to meet and work with the professionals and agencies designed to serving young children with developmental delays.
Child Find Events for free comprehensive developmental screenings are coordinated through the CICC.
Research demonstrates early intervention treatment services, such as physical, speech, and occupational therapies can greatly improve a child’s development. These therapies enhance development to allow a child to talk, walk, eat, feed themselves and interact with others.
SRHD ESIT works with eligible families to assign an Early Intervention Service provider. A Family Resources coordinator (FRC) working at the provider location helps coordinate screenings and ensure comprehensive developmental evaluations are completed. FRCs use these results to determine eligibility and support families in accessing resources.
Children are evaluated in these functional areas:
Early Intervention Service providers are shown here:
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Months is the average amount of time a child receives services
FRCs coordinate evaluation of children in these functional areas:
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