Early Intervention Programs

Cleveland Sight Center provides Early Intervention services to the families of infants and toddlers with visual impairments in multiple counties across Northeast Ohio. CSC Early Intervention Specialists educate families about how the child’s visual impairment may be affecting the overall development of their child. They also provide strategies and resources to assist the family in maximizing growth and development, accommodating for the loss of vision unique to each child’s situation. These services are provided in the family’s home or in another natural environment for the child. 

In addition to our home-based Early Intervention services, some families may choose to participate in our weekly, center-based program. During this group time, the parent or caregiver participates with the child and receives feedback from our multi-disciplinary team on strengths and suggestions for next steps to keep the child progressing in his or her development. The team may include a physical therapist, occupational therapist, and/or speech language pathologist who provide consultative services alongside an Early Intervention Specialist at CSC’s University Circle location. Several other parents and children will also be participating at the same time.

During the center based program, parents have the opportunity to connect with other parents or caregivers whose children share similar challenges or concerns related to their children’s visual impairments. The parent group is led by a Case Manager each week to facilitate conversations, provide resources and encouragement, and to prepare parents for the transition to services after Early Intervention services conclude.

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Contact Sylvia Snyder at 216-791-8118 ext. 8777 or ssnyder@clevelandsightcenter.org for more information on the Early Intervention Program.