Meeting the needs of children and families

Four Oaks is the early childhood program under the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD).  Four Oaks is also under the Ohio Department of DD Early Intervention Program.  Early Intervention Services are provided in conjunction with Greene County Public Health (GCPH).  Four Oak’s goal is to support parents in gaining the competence and confidence needed to help their child learn within their family’s daily activities and routines.  What families do matters a great deal to the development of their young child.  The Four Oaks team interventions are based on the child’s individual needs.

Program options are flexible and are designed to meet individual family choices.  Services are provided at no charge to the family.

Eligibility

The Four Oaks program provides early intervention service to Greene County families with infants and toddlers (birth to age three) who have special needs due to a diagnosed medical or genetic condition and/or developmental delay(s).

Obtaining Services

Families become aware of early intervention services through medical providers, other agencies or families who have received early intervention.

 Anyone may call the Help Me Grow Central Intake and Referral Office to make a referral at:

Western Region: (937) 612-3322
Main: (800) 755-GROW (4769)
Help Me Grow Referral for Services

After the referral is made the Early Intervention Coordinator (GCPH) will contact the family for the first appointment, usually at the home, to begin early intervention services.

Evaluation/Assessment

Initially, children are evaluated through the Battelle Developmental II standardized test to determine if they have a developmental delay.  This includes all developmental domains (cognitive, communication, motor, adaptive, personal-social).  Screenings are also completed at this time and include vision, hearing, nutrition and social/emotional competence.

Developmental assessments are completed on an ongoing basis.  Children can also be made eligible due to specific medical diagnosis.

Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP)

Every child who is eligible for early intervention services receives an IFSP.  The IFSP is developed by a team composed of the family and professionals and describes the services that will be provided. The IFSP includes functional outcomes that will guide the parents in addressing their child’s developmental needs.

 

 

Early Childhood Information and Resources

Updated: 7/27/2018

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Types of Early Intervention Collaborative Services

Professional Services

Other Services & Supports

Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP)

Child and Family Social Events

Family Support & Respite

Models of Intervention

P.L.A.Y. Project

• S.O.S. Feeding Therapy(coming soon)

Additional Info

Glossary of Terms and Acronyms

Mary Ann Campbell, Director Early Childhood Programs Division
Jennifer Frey , Early Intervention Program Manager
245 Valley Road
Xenia, Ohio 45385
Ph: (937) 562-7000
Fax: (937) 562-7010

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