Serving Children…Serving our Community…Serving the Future
The Children’s Services department focuses on supports for children and their families. This includes early intervention therapies through the Indiana’s First Steps system. Sycamore’s Therapists utilize individualized strategies to assist children at risk of having, or already diagnosed as having developmental delays with a goal of helping each child reach his or her full potential.
Services are now available to children from birth to age 18.
Sycamore provided therapies to 737 children in 2014. Many received multiple therapies.
For children to be eligible for First Steps, those children, ages birth to three years old, should fall in one of these three categories:
- The child is experiencing a developmental delay
- The child has a diagnosed condition that has a probability of resulting in a developmental delay
- The child is at risk of developing a delay if early intervention services are not provided.
Children may be referred to the System Point of Entry from their doctor, hospital staff, other social service agencies, or by the parent. To make a referral anyone can call 317.257.2229.
Other therapies and innovative approaches to improve development issues can be provided in the child’s home or other appropriate location. Contact our Children’s Services Division at (317) 745-7503 for questions or to enroll your son or daughter for any of the following therapies.
- Speech Language Pathology
- Physical Therapy
- Nutrition Services
- Social Work Services
- Developmental Therapy
- Family Education
- Vision services
- Occupational Therapy
- Psychological Services
Therapists meet with the family and their service coordinator, to review the child’s service plan every six months to confirm that quality therapies are provided and appropriate interventions are being followed.
Therapists continue to educate themselves and improve their ability to meet the needs of your child. Individualized Family Service Plans are based on your child’s current developmental needs, no two therapy plans are the same.
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