Learning begins the day we are born. We take in information through all of our senses and our brains begin to explode with new connections forming every second. Whether you are a brand new parent, or a seasoned expert, as soon as you have any questions about your child’s development, it’s important for you to access more information quickly. Your family doctor and Hancock County Early Intervention should be your first two calls!
If you would like to make a referral, click on this link. In the middle of the page there is a link to make an online referral and a phone number to call to make a referral.
The programs that we offer to support children and their families are outlined below.
Early Intervention (Ages 0 – 3)
We provide a team of experts to work with your family to determine your goals and priorities for your child’s development. We begin with an assessment to find out whether your child is eligible for Early Intervention services. If eligible, you will work with a Service Coordinator who is dedicated to your family and will serve as a case manager. We will then assign someone from our team of professionals to coach you as parents, on the best ways to help your child learn and grow. After all, you are your child’s first, and BEST, teacher!
Our team of professionals could include an Occupational Therapist, a Physical Therapist, a Speech/Language Pathologist and/or a Developmental Specialist. One of these team members will service as your Primary Service Provider who will be your primary contact and will be the one who offers you the most knowledge and coaching.
We serve children from birth until their third birthday in Early Intervention. If you are a Hancock County resident and your child has a documented delay and/or other medical diagnosis, you’re likely to be eligible for EI services.
Let us help you give your child a great start in life! Call 419-422-8173 today and take the first step.
Preschool (Ages 3 – 5)
Children grow so quickly! The preschool years are vitally important in a child’s physical and cognitive development and Blanchard Valley Preschool is here to help! We have a team of licensed teachers who specialize in working with children with cognitive and other developmental delays. We are an accredited school by the Ohio Department of Education that utilizes the Creative Curriculum to offer developmentally appropriate activities to support active learning. We also utilize the young child’s most important strategy for exploring and learning about his or her world – play!
For children who qualify for specialized services, we have a full complement of therapists in our building: speech, occupational and physical therapy is provided per your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Contact us today at 419-422-8173 and we will help you navigate the preschool eligibility process for your child.
School Age (Ages 6 – 22)
Accredited by the Ohio Department of Education and staffed by licensed teachers, our program offers the school experience that your child deserves. We work with your local school district to implement your child’s Individual Education Program (IEP) in our specialized setting. Our goal is to empower the students with the greatest disabilities to become as independent and self-confident as they can be. We balance the Ohio’s Academic Extended Content Standards with self-help and daily living skills through the use of the Unique Learning System curriculum.
For children who qualify for specialized services, we have a full complement of therapists in our building: speech, occupational and physical therapy is provided per your child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP). Contact us today at 419-422-8173 and we will help you navigate the placement process for your child.
Transitioning Youth (Ages 14 – 22)
In tandem with our school age programming, as our students move into their later teen years, we begin the process of working with students and their families to create a plan that will give their young adult a head start into a life of community integration and transition into work exploration opportunities.
We have a Transition Services Coordinator who will work with children in the public school setting to begin their transition process. We work with counselors, teachers, therapists, and community organizations to offer quality opportunities for students to begin the process of preparing to enter the workforce.