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EARLY INTERVENTION

The goal of early intervention is to prevent or improve the effects of the child's disability
before entry into school. These services may be delivered in a classroom setting, at
home or combination of both. The duration of the program, in terms of hours per week,
varies according to the individual need of the child and his/her family.

Early Intervention Programs are provided for children ages 3 years to 5 years. The need for early intervention services must be in one of the following areas: physical, sensory, cognitive, language and speech, social-emotional, and self-help. Services must be provided by qualified personnel. The Beaver Valley Intermediate Unit provides early intervention for the children in our school district. Please contact Mrs. Lori Murtha for further information.

New Brighton Area School District provides a transition summer program specifically designed to ease the transition for students from Early Intervention into Kindergarten. For further information, please contact Mr. Gabriel Engel at 724-843-1795 Extension 403.