Early Start Program in Pomona
Help for Babies and Toddlers with Developmental Disabilities
It's Never Too Early to Start
Yes, even infants and toddlers up to 3 years of age can benefit from comprehensive
therapy. Our three Early Start Programs were designed to help children
with Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hypotonia, Epilepsy, Autism, pre-maturity,
and a host of other diagnoses, reach their greatest potential. The following
early intervention programs are offered at Children's Services and
are funded through the Regional Center:
Structured Peer Group, as with all our early intervention programs, is focused on developing
the goal areas of gross motor, fine motor, sensory, communication, cognition,
socialization/play and self-help. Children work individually and in groups
with their parents and child therapy instructors as they rotate through
a series of activity centers. Individual Service Plans help ensure that
each child's therapeutic goals are structured to meet his or her needs
as well as those of his or her family.
Our Specialized Team of Autism-Related Therapies (S.T.A.R.T.) is a second early intervention program that offers:
- One-on-one instruction which is utilized to build social, sensory-motor,
play, communication, adaptation and cognitive skills.
- Children and their families participate in classes taught 2 to 3 times
per week (for a total of 6 hours) by speech/language pathologists, occupational
therapists and specialized child-therapy instructors.
- Expertise from a behavioral specialist who may consult with you or the
clinical team to address problematic behaviors.
- Insight about your child's complex needs is provided by the clinical
team through individual and group meetings at Children's Services,
your home and the community.
In-home Program is facilitated by specially trained Child Therapy Instructors to help
introduce effective therapeutic activities right at home and in the community.
This is for children under 18 months of age or those who are medically fragile.
To speak with a representative, please call 909/596-7733, ext. 4200 or
toll-free 866/724-4127, ext. 4200.