SJSB Early Intervention (Birth to Age 3)

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).
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  • 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.