Home Program
About the AIM Home Program
Early Intervention services are provided in the home to children who are under 18 months of age or are too medically fragile to be around other children. Services are usually provided once or twice a week, or once or twice a month, depending on the individual needs of the child and family. After being referred to the AIM program, your child’s teacher will contact you to set up the first visit. Home visits generally last about an hour.

It is the parents’ responsibility to:

  • Communicate their needs, concerns about their child and any change in family routine or situation.
  • Participate in the home visit sessions with your child and teacher. Parent/caregiver participation, education and follow through are vital components of the Home Program model.
  • Please keep scheduled appointments. AIM personnel and the AIM program are only paid for the visits that are actually made.
  • Please update your teacher concerning medical treatments, events and concerns.

During the first visit your teacher will become acquainted with you and your child, and take some time to find out your concerns. Over the first few weeks of visits they will help you to develop specific goals for you and your child to achieve, and provide play based learning strategies and activities. In most cases, teachers will bring their own materials and toys to your home for home visits. During the home visit the teacher will help you identify your child’s strengths and interests so that you can maximize his/her learning opportunities. She will recommend ways to incorporate developmental play activities into your child’s daily routines so that you can enhance your child’s development. You will also learn how your child’s special needs may affect their ability to react and respond to their environment. In addition, at your request, your child’s teacher may accompany you to your child’s doctor’s visits, share information with daycare providers and provide information and additional resources.

Along with your child’s teacher/Early Interventionist, other specialists may work with your child as well, as part of a multi-disciplinary team. This team consists of the:

  • Special Education teacher/Early Interventionist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Speech Therapist
  • Social Worker

All members of the team have specialized knowledge about child development (the way babies and toddlers grow and learn).

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