Empowering Families by providing individualized support, strategies, and resources.
The MTSU Home & Community-Based Early Intervention (HCBEI) Program provides early
intervention (sometimes called developmental therapy) services to children from birth
to three who have been diagnosed with a developmental delay or disability.
Early intervention services are provided where families spend their time. Our team
of degreed and experienced early interventionists travels to homes or other sites
in the community to work with families, care providers, and/or therapists of infants
and toddlers with special needs. The role of the early interventionist is as support to and resource for the family
to make the most of their "teachable moments" with their child.
We are an Early Intervention Resource Agency with the Tennessee Early Intervention
System (TEIS) serving 15 counties in the South Central District of the state including
Perry, Wayne, Hickman, Lewis, Lawrence, Williamson, Maury, Giles, Marshall, Rutherford,
Bedford, Lincoln, Coffee, Moore, and Franklin counties.
The foundation of the MTSU HCBEI Program is the principles and practices identified
by the Workgroup on Principles and Practices in Natural Environments (November, 2007).
We are guided by the Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and focus on the resources,
priorities, and concerns of families. Each visit is designed to focus on the individual
family and provides opportunities for the early interventionist and family to work
together to support the child's development.