Early Intervention and Early Childhood Special Education (EI/ECSE)

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Who is Eligible?

To qualify for services, a child must have a developmental delay or sensory impairment that meets the state eligibility guidelines related to speech and language, motor, socialization, behavior, learning, vision and/or hearing and reside in Marion, Polk, or Yamhill Counties.

How are Children Served?

The Early Intervention (EI) and Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) programs provide family-focused, home-based, or toddler group services for children who are birth to three years of age, and individual, small group, or preschool based services for children who are three to five years of age.

Parents are considered valuable members of the team process, and active participation and communication with parents is encouraged.

If a child is determined eligible to receive services, an Individual Family Service Plan (IFSP) is developed by the family and the education team. This plan is based on the child's individual strengths, needs, and goals. Services are designed to support learning and development, and include the parents as important partners in the education process.

Staff Qualifications

Licensed Teachers and Specialists in the EI/ECSE program have training in

  • Developmentally appropriate practices
  • Early childhood education
  • Services and education of children with special needs
  • Speech and language development

What Services are Provided to Districts, Agencies, Children/Students and their Families?

  • Assistive communication devices and equipment loan
  • Audiological evaluation and services
  • Autism services
  • Behavior services
  • Deaf and hard of hearing services
  • Developmental consultation/education
  • Developmentally appropriate preschool (ages 3-5) emphasizing speech, language, cognitive, motor, and social/emotional development
  • Interpreter and translation services
  • Nursing services
  • Parent/family education
  • Parent support groups
  • Physical and Occupational therapy
  • Speech/language therapy
  • Toddler groups
  • Vision services


Language Development

Check your child's development online with the Checklist for Children Birth to 5 Years at asqoregon.com

Special Projects and Partnerships

Healthy Start

Regional Autism Model Training Sites information available on Autism Grants

State Interagency Coordinating Council (SICC)

EI/ECSE Central Directory