Early Intervention Services are for children from birth to age three who have development concerns and focuses on improving the physical, cognitive, communicative, adaptive, social and emotional development of the child. As parents are the child’s first teachers, services are provided through one primary early intervention professional using parent coaching strategies.
In addition, the program helps families by providing information, demonstrations, and support to caregivers that helps them better understand their children’s developmental needs and how to meet them. Care coordination is available to help families utilize resources at home and in the community. Support Plans are developed in partnership with the family and service team that build on strengths and priorities of the family.
Imua Family Services provides evaluations & services utilizing a specialized team of:
- Special Instruction Teachers
- General Education Teachers
- Speech-Language Pathologists
- Occupational Therapists
- Physical Therapists
- Care Coordinators
Imua Family Services is contracted by the State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Early Intervention Section to provide services to children birth to age three who are eligible under Part C of the Individuals with Disability Education Act (IDEA).
Links to additional Infant and Child Development Resources:
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
State of Hawaii, Department of Health, Early Intervention Section
MEO Head Start
The National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)
Council for Exceptional Children
Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children
Office of the Governor, Executive Office on Early Learning
Hawaii Childrens Action Network
Maui Family Support Services, Inc.
Technical Assistance Center on Social Emotional Intervention for Young Children