Early Intervention Overview
St. Joseph’s School for the Blind’s Early Intervention program provides in-home services to infants and toddlers (birth to age three) with visual impairments.
- Early Intervention is a direct service provider of the New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS).
- Early Intervention's Social Workers and certified Teachers of the Visually Impaired work with the child and family in fostering a home environment conducive to teaching the child how to compensate for visual impairments.
- EI Teachers perform functional vision assessments and full developmental evaluations.
- Individual Family Service Plans (IFSP’s) are developed in conjunction with the family to address the ongoing and unique needs of every infant/toddler served.
- The EI staff works cooperatively with parents and caregivers to promote a smooth transition for children to a wide range of preschool options at age three.