ERIC Number: ED500377
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Physicians and Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS)
Tennessee Department of Education
There is a growing body of research to support the benefits of early intervention programs for children who have or are at high risk of having a developmental disability. Tennessee's Early Intervention System (TEIS) was developed to ensure that all families of children birth through age two who have a developmental disability have access to comprehensive, coordinated, community-based, and family-oriented services. TEIS provides this through service coordination and referral to community-based services that are available through both the public and private sectors. Physicians play an important role in providing comprehensive developmental services for young children with a developmental disability. They are often the first professionals to get to know the child and family. The purpose of this brochure is to help physicians understand who is eligible for early intervention services, the scope of services provided, and how services can be accessed.
Descriptors: Early Intervention, Developmental Disabilities, Young Children, Referral, Eligibility, Social Services, Neonates, Premature Infants, Developmental Delays, Physicians, Caregiver Role, Disability Identification
Tennessee Department of Education. Andrew Johnson Tower 6th Floor, Nashville, TN 37243-0375. Tel: 615-741-2731; e-mail: Education.Comments@state.tn.us; Web site: http://www.tennessee.gov/education/
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Tennessee State Dept. of Education, Nashville.
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Individuals with Disabilities Education Act Part C