Early Childhood Services
Using a multidisciplinary approach, the early childhood services program provides therapeutic intervention for children between the ages of birth and three years who are at-risk of developing delays in achieving milestones.
Once a child has been referred to the program, a comprehensive evaluation is administered to assess the child's skills.
Based on this assessment, therapists and parents determine and chart specific goals for each child in the areas of movement, processing, language and learning. The assessment allows the team to recognize the child's strengths and provides a baseline for growth.
The CDC early childhood program team includes:
- Early childhood education specialists
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Speech and language pathologists
Infant massage is another service we provide to children from birth to age three. Studies have demonstrated that loving touch is beneficial for children with special needs and their parents or caregivers. Classes are taught by a licensed infant massage therapist.
The early childhood program provides home-based, community-based and center-based services. Interagency collaboration with regional centers, public health and community agencies and school districts are ongoing. Our comprehensive and dynamic program serves communities in east Ventura County and west San Fernando Valley.
Our therapy services are embedded in our early childhood program. For detailed information regarding our specialized pediatric therapy expertise, click here.
Our team is highly-experienced working with children with the following conditions:
- Down syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Feeding disorders
- Speech/language delay
- Drug exposure
- Phonological disorders
- Genetic disorders
- Auditory processing or hearing
- Sensory processing disorder