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Understanding Early Intervention

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Understanding Early Intervention2024-02-15T10:08:52-07:00

FBC’s Infant and Toddler Program

At Foundation for Blind Children, we begin our services early in life, so our students can have every opportunity to reach their full potential. In collaboration with the Arizona School for the Deaf and Blind, FBC provides expert vision services to families in the Arizona Early Intervention Program.  

We also provide Family Support and Education services to help caregivers navigate the process of receiving services and to connect them with other families in similar circumstances.  

Our focus is to provide informational, instructional, and emotional support to help families understand ways to create opportunities for learning for their child. We assist in helping children develop all senses by encouraging touching, listening, smelling, looking, and moving through the environment to build a foundation for future learning and participation in family life.  

 The process of enrolling your child, or referring a child in need, begins when you reach our to AzEIP.

CLICK HERE TO REFER A CHILD TO THE ARIZONA EARLY INTERVENTION PROGRAM.  

Home Visits

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Children learn best with the people that they love in the places where they are most comfortable. We provide supportive visits in your home or community.

Purposeful play is a child’s work and essential to brain development. We will explore ways for you to support your child’s development through fun and playful activities with items you already have at home. We can also help you with any small adjustments at home or out in the community that can help your child navigate safely and with more independence.

Orientation and Mobility Specialist holds a child's feet during physical therapy.
Orientation and Mobility Specialist holds a child's feet during physical therapy.

Home Visits

You are your child’s first and most important teacher. Children learn best with the people that they love in the places where they are most comfortable. We provide supportive visits in your home or community.

Purposeful play is a child’s work and essential to brain development. We will explore ways for you to support your child’s development through fun and playful activities with items you already have at home. We can also help you with any small adjustments at home or out in the community that can help your child navigate safely and with more independence.

Understanding Our Approach

Strength-Based Assessments

Our specialized team includes Teachers of the Visually Impaired (TVIs) and Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialists (COMS) who are also trained in early childhood development. We are experienced in helping children with visual impairments learn.

Getting to Know You

We will spend time getting to know you and your family so we can understand:   

  • Your child’s strengths and challenges 
  • Your questions and concerns 
  • Goals you have for your child’s growth and learning 
  • Needs for tools or assistive devices 

Education and Resources

Our specialized team can answer your questions about all aspects of raising a child with a visual impairment. We are also familiar with the extensive resources in our community, both locally and across the nation.  

Family Support and Education

In addition, FBC offers a wide range of activities and events for families and caregivers to learn, have fun, and connect with others in similar circumstances. We work to build a community among our teachers, councilors, and other families. We host playgroups, parent meet-ups, and educational workshops.  

 Learn more about family support and education.  

Refer a Child

Click here to refer a child to the Arizona Early Intervention Program  

For more information on our Programs and Services, please contact our

Director of Early Intervention and Family Support Services | Alissa Eromae

Direct: 602.331.7902 

Or email us using the form below.

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