Many Virginia Beach families are coping with issues related to their child’s disability. The good news is there’s assistance available. Visit our “Community Resources” section to learn more about available services.
A Park for Every "BODY"
Everybody loves a playground – especially one that borders the beach. How about a playground that everyBODY can use? That’s what Grommet Island Beach Park is all about. Learn more…
Infant and Toddler Connection
More than half of a person’s physical, social, emotional and intellectual development takes place in the early years, creating a foundation for future learning and development. When children are not walking, talking or performing other activities typical for their age, they may have a developmental delay. When these concerns are identified early, small delays can often be corrected to prevent them from becoming more severe.
Infant and Toddler Connection is the early intervention (EI) service for children up to 2 years old. Children with a developmental delay or a diagnosed condition are eligible for EI services. In addition, premature babies or low birth weight babies often receive evaluations to see if EI services would be helpful.
Families receive services according to their personal needs. Some of these services include:
- Service coordination
- Physical, Occupational or Speech Therapy
- Parent Support
- Educational Classes
- Assistive Technology
- Help with School Transition
For more information about the Virginia Beach Infant and Toddler Connection, call (757) 385-4400.
Recognizing ADD and ADHD
Kids will be kids. They’ll act silly, ignore you while the television is on, and even forget their homework from time to time. However, sometimes these actions may be symptoms of another problem – Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).
ADHD and ADD often occur in early childhood, usually before age 7. When a child has problems focusing, makes impulsive decisions, and can’t contain his/her energy in a multitude of situations, you may want to speak to your child’s pediatrician about ADD and ADHD. Learn more…