Tuesday, June 14, 2005
Clinic Notes: Services for your Child
As I mentioned in my last post, Tennessee Early Intervention System (TEIS) will pay for all needed services up to age three. Other states have similiar systems. But at age three, the school system where the child resides becomes responsible for paying for all services according to federal law. The problem is that the federal law, although well intentioned, does not specify the quality or quanity of the services provided. Some school recognize the importance of early intervention and are very good about paying for services when asked. Others try to get by with providing little or no services. How parents can get these much needed services for their child is the subject of my next post.