Early Intervention and Preschool
Therapeutic Preschool at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center helps 3-to-5-year-olds with disabilities or delays achieve their greatest potential and get ready for school.
After placement by their school system, these children work on a variety of skills to enhance their development. In partnership with each child's family, an individual education plan is developed to help each student reach goals in language, social interaction, academic learning, and physical skills.
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Physical, occupational, and speech/language therapies are provided as part of the regular preschool day, most often in the natural environment of the classroom.
A number of preschoolers with typically-developing skills also attend Therapeutic Preschool. Including children without disabilities benefits all preschoolers at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
Preschool classes have a maximum of 8 or 12 children, depending on the type of class. Each class is led by a teacher with an Indiana teacher's license and a minimum of a bachelor's degree in education (some also hold a master's degree), as well as an assistant teacher.
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Early identification and treatment of disabilities and delays is crucial to help infants and children achieve their potential in the years to come. At the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, a variety of Early Intervention services are designed to lay the foundation for a brighter future for youngsters identified with (or at risk for) disabilities. For more details on the Early Intervention services listed below, contact the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center.
- First Steps
The Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center is a provider for Vanderburgh County First Steps, an Indiana program for children from birth to 3 who experience delays in some area of development. Physical, occupational, and speech therapies are among the services provided in the child's natural environment at home or in preschool.
- Day Care at Milestones
Milestones, the tri-state's Easter Seals Child Development Center, provides developmentally appropriate activities for children of all abilities, ages 6 weeks to 6 years. Special focus is placed on serving youngsters with disabilities and severe medical conditions in an inclusive environment.
- Circle of Friends
Milestones hosts Circle of Friends, a "parent's morning out" program for children ages 2 to 5. These three-hour infant groups use fun activities to reinforce all developmental areas and promote positive social experiences.
- ReadAbility Resource Library
Local parents now have a resource to help them understand their child’s disability and to connect with the information and support systems they need. The free ReadAbility Family Resource Library at the Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center offers a selection of books, tapes, videos, computer software,and online resources. The materials are invaluable tools for parents of children with special needs, regardless of their financial situation.
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