Early Intervention

When children under the age of three have developmental delays, they may receive help from early intervention programs, or EIPs. The State Department of Public Health approximates that 32,000 infants and toddlers received EI services last year. The goal of EI is to reduce the need for special education services once children enter public schools. Reporter Cathy Corman tagged along recently one morning with a Dartmouth family whose five-year-old son began receiving earlty intervention services when he was 13 months old.