For the past five years, CORA Services has contracted with Elywn to provide Early Intervention services to children ages three to five through Speech, OT and Special Instruction. Children in need of Early Intervention services are assessed by Elwyn and an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is developed to help the children meet developmental milestones. Throughout the school year, CORA’s team of therapists visit local preschools and Head Start programs to provide Early Intervention services to the children.
When school is out, CORA offers a six week Early Intervention Summer Group at CORA’s main building on Verree Road to children who attend a 10-month Head Start program. The children meet for an hour and a half once a week and work in small groups with a team of therapists.
The CORA team of therapists includes Cecelia Nagele and Susan Miller (Special Instructors), Natalia Moore (Speech Therapist) as well as Kristy Kulak and Donna Bullard (Occupational Therapists). In the groups, therapists collaborate to create fun and engaging Summer-themed activities to address the individualized goals of each child. Through play, the children have the opportunity to continue to learn and grow while working towards meeting their IEP-related goals. Parents are kept informed of their child’s progress and play a key role in their child’s success.
Early Intervention is a major component of CORA’s mission to support families and create opportunities for sustainable growth and development.