Early Intervention Program Offered for Families

Ben Gordon Center’s Early Intervention (EI) Program: A wrap around approach to working with families, their children ages 2-5, and their childcare/early education and intervention systems to improve quality of life and overall functioning.

Early Intervention Case Management:  Case management advocacy, linkage, and referral; mental health case management and intensive consultation to all recommended programs, child caring agencies/day care providers and any other EI referrals and supports that may benefit the family and the child and is medically necessary to decrease symptomology and increase functioning of the system.

Community Support: Community support with families and children to assisting with developing a natural support system, assistance with obtaining and appropriately utilizing resources to further assist with improving the overall functioning of the system and children in it and driven to decrease symptomology and increase functioning of the system.

In home Community Supports: In home supports, education and parent training as well as individualized work with children and parents as recommended and medically necessary to decrease symptomology and increase functioning of the system.

Chicago Parent Program (CPP) developed out of Rush University in collaboration with parents of young children to address those issues of greatest concern to parents. Evidence based for ages 2-5. 11 week parenting skills and support program with a 12th week booster session.

Play therapy:  Play therapy is generally employed with children aged 3 through 11 and provides a way for them to express their experiences and feelings through a natural, self-guided, self-healing process. As children’s experiences and knowledge are often communicated through play, it becomes an important vehicle for them to know and accept themselves and others. This is thought to help them towards better social integration, growth and development.

Medical necessity for these specialty services will be derived through the completion of a full- comprehensive assessment of the child, family, and overall support system functioning and needs.  For more information and details on this Early Intervention program call the experts at 815-756-4875.