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Gallia County Board 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 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

Amy Fife, Service Coordinator