The determination of a child’s eligibility for the early intervention program is the first step in ensuring accountability and consistency for Pennsylvania’s early intervention program. The determination of eligibility depends on the accurate administration and interpretation of the results of an evaluation tool. It is also dependent upon the early intervention provider’s skills in working collaboratively with families to gather information on the child’s and family’s strengths and needs. Knowledge of Pennsylvania’s eligibility criteria for infant toddler and preschool early intervention programs is critical to an accurate determination of eligibility.
ANNOUNCEMENT EI 13-#08: Eligibility for Infant/Toddler and Preschool Early Intervention, Effective Date: 12/13/13(external link)
Guidance on Evaluation Practices(external link)