Early Intervention

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Birth to Three Program

About Early Intervention

Early intervention services are designed to enable children ages birth to 3 with developmental delays or disabilities to be active and successful during the early childhood years and in the future in a variety of settings—in their homes, in child care, in preschool or school programs, and in their communities.

The Referral Process

Parents, families, child care providers, and medical providers can all make a referral to the Birth-to-3 Program when there is a concern about a child’s development. (Read this handout for developmental milestones to look for in children by age.)

What Does the Referral Process Look Like?

Once a referral is received by our Early Intervention team, a Family Resource Coordinator (FRC) will contact the family within 3 days of receiving the referral in order to gather more information and to assist the family with completing a developmental screening. The screening is used to determine and discuss further evaluation and whether the child could benefit from early intervention services.

Parental concerns and ideas are primary to the program development and implementation. Our team will work in partnership with parents to design and implement a program that is individual to each child and family needs.

Parents/Guardians: submit a Developmental Inquiry HERE

Community Agency Referral Sources: submit a Referral HERE

Please contact us for more information or with any questions:
[email protected] or 509.544.5727

Birth to Three Program - Early Intervention Services

ESD 123 provides Early Intervention services to approximately 200 infants and toddlers with developmental delays in the following areas: social-emotional, communication, motor, cognitive and self-help. We provide early intervention services to the following districts:

  • College Place
  • Columbia-Burbank
  • Dayton
  • Dixie
  • Kiona-Benton City
  • Prescott
  • Prosser
  • Richland
  • Starbuck
  • Touchet
  • Waitsburg
  • Walla Walla

The support that children with developmental delays and their families receive is provided by a whole team. Early intervention team members may include:

  • Family Resource Coordinator (FRC)
  • Birth to Three Teacher
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Speech Language Pathologist (SLP)
    • Feeding support
  • Physical Therapist (PT)
  • Autism Specialist
    • Sensory support
    • Behavioral support
  • Teacher of the Visually Impaired (TVI)
  • Teacher of the Deaf (TOD)

Resources & Links

Program Contacts

Kellie Musick
Director of Early Intervention Special Services Program
Benton County & Walla Walla – Columbia County

Phone: 509-544-5744
Cell: 509-792-4014
[email protected]

Jaenemy Perez de Luengas

Early Intervention Program Administrator
Benton County & Walla Walla – Columbia County

Phone: 509-412-4234
[email protected]

Tammie Smith
Early Intervention Program Administrator
Benton County & Walla Walla – Columbia County

Phone: 509-544-5763
[email protected]


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