Early Support services are established to enable children birth to three whom have a developmental delay or diagnosed disability to have increased success when engaged in natural learning experiences. The aim is for children of all abilities to have the skills necessary to access their environment and join in play with increased success in the early childhood years across a wide variety of settings.

 Early Supports services may include, but are not limited to:

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Special Instruction
  • Feeding Team Services
  • Service Coordination

Early Supports can make a big difference by supporting the child to be an active and a successful participant across a variety of settings and situations.

Boost Collaborative makes every effort to provide services to each child/family in a natural environment; that is, the environment where the child spends their day.  This may be in the family home, at childcare, or in another community setting.

Early Supports can support parents in:

  • Getting connected to other community programs and services that can help their child and family
  • Understanding their child’s development
  • Fully engaging in services as our providers work with you and your child to provide the best outcomes in development

Boost Collaborative provides Early Support services as the only contract agency for Washington Department of Children, Youth and Families Early Supports for Infants and Toddlers in Whitman and Garfield Counties.  Children meet the eligibility criteria for early support services:

  • When the child has a 25% or 1.5 standard deviations or greater delay in one or more area of development. Areas of development assessed are:
    • Adaptive: including feeding or sensory needs
    • Cognitive
    • Physical: fine and gross motor
    • Communication: receptive and expressive  
    • Social/Emotional
  • Informed Clinical Opinion is indicated and can be used by a qualified personnel on an individual basis to establish eligibility when assessments do not indicated eligibility but the provider feels it is warranted. 
  • When a child has a diagnosed physical or mental condition that has a high probability of resulting in a developmental delay. Conditions include but are not limited to:
    • Chromosomal abnormalities
    • Genetic or congenital disorders
    • Sensory impairments
    • Disorders reflecting disturbance in the development of the nervous system
    • Severe attachment disorders
    • Disorders secondary to exposure to toxic substances
    • Complications of prematurity that have an increased risk of developmental delay

Interested in learning more? Call 509-332-4420 to talk with one of our qualified staff.