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  • Early Intervention Programs

    Agency: Criterion Child Enrichment



    The Criterion Riverway Early Intervention Program (EIP) primary focus of early intervention is family education, training and support. The EIP is designed to enable parents and other caregivers to realistically assess the child’s developmental needs, incorporate educational and therapeutic strategies into daily routines and utilize available community resources. The EIP will provide intervention strategies tailored to the life style and values of the family. It will serve as a guide to reinforce effective parenting skills in order to foster the growth and development of the child at risk.

    The EIP provides services in the home, at the early intervention center and at other locations in the community. A service coordinator will work closely with the family and other caregivers to develop and incorporate intervention strategies into the child’s daily routines. The EIP offers:

    • Screening
    • Developmental Assessment
    • Home Visits
    • Community Enrichment Groups
    • Parent Groups
    • Resource and Referral Information
    • Consultation to Community Early Childhood Program
    • Opportunities for Parent Involvement
    • Professional Development Opportunities


    • Criterion Riverway Early Intervention (Greenfield)
      91 Main St.
      Suite 2,
      Greenfield, MA 01301
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    • Criterion Riverway Early Intervention (Northampton)
      Main Phone: (413) 727-8552
      228 King St.
      Suite 2,
      Northampton, MA 01060
      Directions



    Agency: Criterion Child Enrichment

    Languages Offered: English, Spanish. Interpreting and Translating for initial evaluation can be made available in certain languages other than English and Spanish.

    Program Fees: Early Intervention services are funded primarily by private health insurance, MA Health and, as payer of last resort, the Department of Public Health. Tax deductible donations are always welcome to help defray program costs.

    Eligibility: Eligible children include those between birth and three years of age who were born with a disability or health condition that affects their development. Children who were born prematurely; have feeding, vision or hearing issues; are slow to crawl, sit, walk, talk or do things for themselves; have behavior or attention difficulties or have been identified as having environmental risk factors may also be eligible. Parents are encouraged to call the early intervention program if they have any concerns related to their child’s development. An evaluation will be scheduled to determine eligibility.

    Area(s) Served:
    • Franklin County
    • Hampshire County




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