Phone 814.677.1390 Fax 814.677.1393

Early Intervention

Developmental Milestones from Birth to 3 years

This is a simple checklist that shows a few skills your child should be doing at the particular age listed. In order to start getting the services needed by the child in the appropriate setting, either in the home or at the Clinic. Schedule an appointment by calling (814)677-1390

Developmental Milestones from 0 – 6 Months

  • Recognizes primary caregiver
  • Begins to babble
  • Places objects in mouth
  • Transfers objects from hand to hand
  • Responds to own name
  • Cries when hungry or uncomfortable

Developmental Milestones from 6 – 12 Months

  • Stranger anxiety
  • Responds to simple verbal requests
  • Babbles with inflection and says mama/dada
  • Crawls forward
  • Stands momentarily
  • Finger feeds self with pincer grasp

Developmental Milestones from 12 – 18 Months

  • Builds towers of blocks, using two hands
  • Plays near but not with other children
  • Easily distracted
  • Can run and do stairs
  • Use 2 – 3 word sentences

Developmental Milestones from 18 – 24 Months

  • Builds towers of blocks, using two hands
  • Plays near but not with other children
  • Easily distracted
  • Can run and do stairs
  • Use 2 – 3 word sentences

Developmental Milestones from 24 – 36 Months

  • Can take turns and share
  • Uses 4 – 5 word sentences
  • Follows 2 -3 step commands
  • Climbs well and can kick a ball
  • Fear of dark and abandonment from caregiver

145 Steffee Blvd
Seneca, PA. 16346
Phone (814) 677-1390

More Info

Early Intervention services are provided for children who demonstrate a delay in one or more of the five developmental domains

The Domains are:

  • 1. Personal/Social: solitary play, social play, interactions with others, trust and relationships.
  • 2. Motor: ability to move and control various body parts.Gross Motor: large muscle movements, such as walking, running, skipping, and swimming andsitting, pushing, pulling, and squatting.Fine Motor: hand and finger movements; manipulative skills (stacking blocks, buttoning, zipping, coloring, printing, tying).
  • 3. Cognitive Development: expansion of the child’s intellect. Recognizing, processing, and organizing information
    and then using it appropriately. Includes the following processes: discovering, interpreting, sorting, classifying,
    memory, making judgments, solving problems,understanding rules, thinking ahead, and visualizing consequences.
  • 4. Language: addresses babbling, vocalizing, speaking, listening, and understanding.Expressive Communication: the ability to use words to describe and explain.Receptive Communication: the ability to understand directions and concepts.
  • 5. Adaptive/Self Help: how the child assists in taking care of herself (self care) and how the child shows personal responsibility.
    (bathing, toileting, eating, drinking).



Making a Referral for Early Intervention Services:

Next Step Therapy is a contracted provider of services in several counties. Listed below is the contact information for each County Early Intervention Program that we work with. Once a referral is made, a Service Coordinator will contact you to make arrangements for an initial meeting with you and your child. An Evaluation will be completed to determine if your child is eligible for services. Request Next Step Therapy as your provider!

  • Armstrong County: Community Guidance Center.800-692-7288
  • Butler County: Center for Community Resources, Inc.724-431-3748
  • Clarion County: Center for Community Resources, Inc.814-226-1080
  • Clearfield/Jefferson: Service Access & Management.814-372-7020
  • Crawford: Crawford County Human Services.814-724-8380
  • Mercer County: Mercer County Behavioral Health Commission.724-662-2230
  • Venango County: Venango County Mental Health & Developmental Services.814-432-9100
  • Warren/Forest: Human Services.814-726-2100


Early Intervention Services

Early Intervention services can include:

Physical Therapy.

Occupational Therapy (including sensory issues and feeding issues).

Speech Therapy (including feeding/swallowing issues).

Specialized Instruction.

Specialized Instruction for Behavior Support.


Teacher of the Visually Impaired.

Teacher of the Hearing Impaired.