Nebraska Early Development Network (EDN) or Iowa Early Access EDN and Early Access provide early intervention services that: Supports children birth to.
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Nebraska Early Development Network (EDN) or Iowa Early Access EDN and Early Access provide early intervention services that: Supports children birth to three years of age who have special developmental needs. “Connects” families with early intervention services, such as educational support or occupational, speech or physical therapy, to help infants and toddlers grow and develop. Have available services coordinators who can help families through this process as well as accessing other services and resources they might need.
What happens when my child is referred for EDN or Early Access? Step 1: A services coordinator will contact you and schedule a visit to give you information about the program. Step 2: Your child will be assessed by a team to determine if your child is eligible for services. Step 3: If your child qualifies, you and the team will develop a plan of services for your child and family. The services your child needs will be delivered in the home, child care or community setting as you determine.
Learn More about Early Intervention Services Early Access: Iowa Early Access Iowa Early Development Network: Nebraska
Early Development Network (EDN) & Developmental TIPS: How do the programs work together? TIPS REFERS EDN
What are the differences between TIPS and Early Development Network?
What is their PURPOSE? TIPS TIPS’s role is to monitor the development of a specialized group of babies (those with a NICU experience) and to refer children to the appropriate services if there are any concerns about their development or health, by staff with specialized expertise. EDN EDN’s role is to assess all children with parent permission who are referred to them and if they meet their eligibility criteria they will be provided with a variety of educational, therapy and coordination services.
Who do they SERVE? TIPS TIPS is designed to help with the assessment of a specialized population – those babies who have been in the neonatal intensive care unit. Children assessed are ages birth through to 3 years who have had an NICU experience. EDN EDN will serve all children who meet their eligibility criteria. Generally the children are referred because there is some concern about their development. Children assessed are ages birth through 3 years.
Who is part of the TEAM? TIPS For children seen in clinics, the primary team members include: Developmental pediatrician and neonatologist. Developmental Specialist Nurse Specialist Some clinics include: Physical or occupational therapist All members specialize in the assessment/care of this population. EDN The primary team members may include: Teacher Physical, occupational, and speech therapist Psychologist Services Coordinator Some teams may include: Pediatrician