Gallia County Board of DD

 

Gallia County Board of Developmental Disabilities

EARLY INTERVENTION


The Gallia County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) serves individuals of all ages in Gallia County who have a variety of developmental disabilities.  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 areas of speech and language, cognitive development, motor skills, social-emotional, or self-help skills.  This program provides services and supports to these 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.


Services


  • Developmental assessments to monitor progress.
  • Helping parents connect with further services that may be needed (speech therapy, occupational therapy, etc.).
  • Providing educational materials to parents.
  • Transition Planning (preparing the family and child for preschool at the age of 3).
  • Family Resources.


Parents, families, and a child's home environment are major factors that impact every child's development.  Parents and caregivers are a vital part of their children's lives and of the Early Intervention program.  Together, we can help your child be the best that he or she can be!


Make A Referral


Early Intervention has a new phone number for making referrals!  Referrals can be made by calling either (740)371-3322 or 1-800-755-GROW (4769). Referrals can also be made online at https://refer.ohiocentralintake.org/. The new 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


Melinda Kingery, Developmental Specialist, (740)446-6902

Suzanne Eachus, Early Childhood Center, (740)446-6903