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Birth to Three Program

What is Birth to Three?

At Easterseals we provide services within a child’s natural environment to assist in strengthening families’ and caregivers’ capacities to help meet the developmental and health-related needs of their infants and toddlers.  We use best practices in early intervention to provide support to parents and caregivers so that they can support their child’s development through everyday activities since parents are a child’s best teacher.

Primary Service Provider (PSP) and Coaching

Every family in Birth to Three is assigned a PSP.  This person is the primary person who comes into the home and has been selected by our team to be the best fit for a family.  The PSP is there to support families through reflective practices, so that the family is providing the intervention their child needs through every day activities.  This is done by building on what a family is already doing and working with them as a team to build their capacities.  Though only one person is coming primarily into the home, they are supported by a team of therapist who they consult with on a weekly basis.  


Our Team 

Our team consists of many different disciplines, working together to best support our families.  Within our two offices, our teams consist of the following:

Developmental Therapists (Teacher)

Certified Occupational Therapy Assistants

Developmental Specialists (Teacher)

 Physical Therapists

 Developmental Therapy Associates (Paraprofessional)

Board Certified Behavioral Analysis (BCBA)
 Speech Language Pathologists

 Bilingual Educational Psychologist

 Occupational Therapists

 Spanish Translator

Towns We Serve


East Lyme Niantic Gales Ferry
Mashantucket Montville Oakdale
Mohegan Uncasville Montville
Putnam North Stonington Ledyard
     
     

How to Refer

A child may be referred to Birth to Three by anyone. A child does not need to be referred by their Pediatrician.  If you have concerns with regards to your child’s adaptive (self-help), social-emotional, communication, motor, or cognitive (play) skills you can make a referral through either of the two options listed below:

  • Child Development Infoline -(800) 505 – 7000
  • Birth to Three Website - www.Birth23.org

158 State Street
Meriden, CT  06450
Phone: 203.237.1448


Birth to Three Program
24 Stott Avenue
Norwich, CT  06360
Phone: 860.859.4148, ext 290

Contact: Rebecca Smith rsmith@eswct.com

To learn more about Connecticut's Birth to Three System, please click here.

 

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