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Early Intervention

The Margaret L. Annear Early Intervention Program serves children with special needs from the ages of birth to five.  Services, designed to meet the unique educational needs of children with mild to severe disabilities, include in home services for infant/toddlers with onsite weekly playgroups, special day classes for preschoolers, as well as readiness classes. Support personnel available to children and their families include speech-language pathologists, physical/occupational therapists, school psychologists, family service workers, adapted physical education teachers and nurses. Programs for children are provided in the home, inclusion in child care setting, or center-based program. Focus emphasized on the developmental areas of cognition, social/emotional, motor, self-help, readiness and language. Assessment of children is provided, at no cost to families, by a multi-disciplinary team that includes an education specialist, psychologist, nurse and speech-language pathologists.