Gallia County Board of Developmental Disabilities

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The Early Intervention program serves infants and toddlers ages birth to 3 years old who have a disability or delay in their development. These delays could be in the area of speech and language, cognitive development, motor skills, social-emotional, or self-help skills. This program provides services and supports to children and their families.

Early Intervention services include a developmental evaluation and family coaching which takes place in the home with a Developmental Specialist. This program operates with the understanding that the child’s family is their best teacher. The Developmental Specialist helps the family learn ways to support their child’s development.


  • Developmental assessments to monitor progress
  • Speech therapy
  • Helping parents connect with other services that may be needed (occupational therapy, physical therapy, tele-services for autism, etc.)
  • Providing educational materials to parents
  • Transition Planning (preparing for preschool at age 3)
  • Family Resources

Make a Referral

Referrals can be made by calling 1-800-755-GROW (4769) or online at . The referral site will take the family’s information and can refer a child for services to either the Early Intervention program or the Help Me Grow Home Visiting program.

Contact Us

Tina Ragland, Developmental Specialist

Britt Higginbotham, Developmental Specialist