"Building Blocks" Infant Development Program is an "in-home" and "community-based" early intervention program for children and their families. These children are aged few days to three years, are high risk for, or have, special needs.
"Building Blocks" believes each child has special important relationships, experiences the world in different ways, and learns through play benefits from typical childhood routines and experiences.
"Building Blocks" supports your child's development at home with you and your family in typical everyday "natural" neighborhood activities, such as going to the park, market, play dates, etc. and, if appropriate, at a child care, preschool, or play program in the community.
"Building Blocks" services utilize combined approaches from developmental, educational, therapeutic, and pediatric services to promote your child's development. These services support parent-child relationships, value your child's individual needs, abilities, challenges, and interests, listen to your family's concerns and priorities, look at your "whole" child's developments in all areas, and assist other caregivers and community providers (i.e. preschool teachers with consultation and training).
The Developmental Interventionist
The Developmental Interventionist (DI) is the primary individual working with your child, family and, any other caregivers or teachers and provides one-to-one intervention support with you and your child in different settings. The DI identifies, supports, and provides new activities and ways to support your child's everyday learning experiences, supports parents with the everyday challenges of parenting and child rearing and provides consultation and assistance to other caregivers or program providers. A DI has the support of a team of child specialists for planning and using a variety of intervention strategies to support your child's development, is a member of your child's IFSP team and works with you, the service coordinator, and other caregivers and professionals.
The Program Supervisor
The Program Supervisor oversees your child's progress and the services provided. He/she provides specialized expertise and consultation for your child's program and provides individualized support to your Developmental Interventionist in implementing the most effective intervention strategies to support your child.
The Intake Coordinator
The Intake Coordinates confers with parents and regional centers and attends the first home visit with the family and Developmental Interventionist.
A developmental pediatrician, child development clinical nurse specialist, child development and behavioral specialist, occupational therapist, speech and language pathologist, psychologist, marriage and family counselor, and other specialists provide consultation to the program staff as needed.