Harrison Early Childhood Services

  • The Harrison Early Childhood Services department is the special education, occupational therapy, speech therapy and physical therapy provider for eligible children ages 3-5 who live in the Harrison School District.

     

    Our trained professionals provide the following services at no charge to students or their guardians:

    • Screening to determine if additional testing is warranted
    • Evaluation to determine if delays are significant/severe enough for eligible services
    • Early Childhood Special Services instruction to target pre-academic delays
    • Speech/Language Therapy to address articulation, language, fluency, voice and swallowing disorders
    • Physical/Occupational Therapy to address fine and gross motor deficits and sensory delays

     

    Though our office is located in the Woodand Heights Preschool, we can provide these services in any of the following settings:

     

    • Private licensed preschool or day care centers within the Harrison School District
    • Head Start Programs within the Harrison School District
    • Licensed Home Daycares within the Harrison School District
    • Standalone Services (parent brings child to our center for prescribed therapy sessions)

     

  • How do I know if my child needs help?

    If your child is experiencing difficulty in any of the following areas, we may be able to help.

    • Communication/Swallowing

      This includes difficulties with speech sound production, understanding and using verbal/nonverbal communication, communication problems related to hearing loss, swallowing difficulties and voice issues

    • Fine/Gross Motor Skills

      This includes problems related to muscle strength, coordination, and balance

    • Behavioral/Social Skills

      This includes inability to follow directions, play cooperatively with peers, attend to tasks, follow classroom rules

    • Cognitive/Readiness Skills

      This includes delays in basic preschool classroom skills, including identifying and naming colors/shapes, answering simple questions about a story, understanding and following directions and problem solving

    • Self-Help Skills

      This includes feeding and dressing self, washing hands independently, ability to play independently and problem solving

    • Vision/Hearing