Meeting the needs of children and families
Four Oaks Early Childhood program is a division of the Greene County Board of Developmental Disabilities (GCBDD) which follows Ohio Department of DD (DODD) Early Intervention Program guidelines. Early Intervention Services are provided in conjunction with Greene County Public Health (GCPH). Early Intervention in Greene County uses the Primary Service Provider (PSP) evidenced-based practices for serving their families. The goal of Four Oaks is to support parents in gaining the competence and confidence needed to help their child progress within their family’s daily activities and routines. Families have a great impact on the growth and development of their young infant or toddler. The Four Oaks team interventions are based on the child’s individual needs and their family.
Four Oaks offers the following services: special instruction (provided by Developmental Specialists), occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, service coordination through Greene County Public Health, and social work. Four Oaks offers additional services through their two autism projects: Autism Diagnosis Education Project (ADEP as well as Play and Language for Autistic Youngsters (The P.L.A.Y. Project).
Program options are flexible and are designed to meet individual family choices. Services are provided at no charge to the family.
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).
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 Service Coordinator (GCPH) will contact the family for the first appointment, to begin early intervention services.
Initially, children are evaluated through the Battelle Developmental Inventory 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
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