EARLY INTERVENTION

For Infants and Toddlers (0-3 years)

Pinwheels Developmental and Therapeutic Services, Inc. is a contracted provider of infant and toddler Early Intervention Services in Chester County and Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

We offer Special Instruction, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Social Work and interpreter services to children ages birth to 3 years old who qualify for this program.

Services are provided in your home, community or your child’s care setting. Our interventionists work directly with you to support your child’s development and to help you make your daily activities and routines learning opportunities for your child.

These services are provided by your local county, state and federal funds and are currently at no cost to you.

If you would like more information about Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program or are concerned about your child’s development please call the CONNECT helpline at 1-800-692-7288 or follow this link.

Your First Session

After your child’s Multidisciplinary Evaluation (MDE) has been completed in your home and it’s been determined that ongoing services will be needed, you should expect to hear from your child’s Early Interventionist within two weeks.

During the first visit at your home your interventionist will introduce herself and explain what ongoing Early Intervention services will look like in practice. You can ask questions about your child’s recent evaluation and how the interventionist will be interacting with your family. At this time you will be given a Pinwheels DTS folder that contains information about our agency and Pennsylvania’s Early Intervention program.

Your interventionist may ask you to show her typical places your child plays in the house or where you complete your daily routines.  Don’t worry, your interventionist is very comfortable exploring new environments!

At the close of your first visit your interventionist will ask if you have any questions and will complete a Session Summary Form for you to review and sign.  A yellow copy of the form will be given to you.  This form will be completed with you at the end of each session.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact your interventionist, service coordinator assigned to your child or Megan Reilly Keeler, director of Early Intervention at Pinwheels DTS.  She can be reached at 610-745-2233 or via the contact us page on this site.