Step One Early Intervention Program
Located in Quincy and serving clients from Quincy, Milton, and Randolph, Step One Early Intervention is available to families of infants and toddlers with special needs, including developmental disabilities, developmental delays, and environmental or biological risk factors.
The Step One team includes developmental educators, speech pathologists, social workers, licensed mental health counselors, teaching assistants, nurses, and physical, occupational, and music therapists. Working collaboratively with parents and outside care professionals, the team conducts developmental assessments, creates individual family service plans, and offers developmental and therapeutic intervention and ongoing education and support to enable families to best meet the needs of their children.
Step One Early Intervention provides services in the child’s home, our learning center, and in community settings, such as child care centers. At our learning center, a range of group services are offered, including parent-baby and parent-toddler groups, infant massage, and sensory motor and social-communication groups.
Step One Early Intervention has openings in their Integrated Toddler Enrichment Program, a playgroup for toddlers: View Flyer >
Step One Regional Consultation Program
The Step One Regional Consultation Program serves children from birth through three years of age with significant medical and developmental needs. By providing of training, consultation, and resource and referral services- the Step One Program assists families, early intervention programs, and community- based programs for young children in an effort to their needs of within their communities’. The staff includes a special educator as well as consultants in the fields of nursing, speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, music therapy and social work.
Step One Integrated Toddler Enrichment Program
Led by a child development specialist, the Step One Toddler Enrichment Program is a developmental play group for children between the ages of 18 through 36 months. It is open to children enrolled in the Step One Early Intervention Program as well as other children in the community. Each child receives a screening prior to enrollment. The program offers a structured learning environment with many opportunities for children to choose activities, play, and interact with peers.
Every family looks forward to seeing a child’s first smile, first step, and first words. Regular screenings help raise awareness of a child’s development, making it easier to celebrate milestones and identify possible development concerns as early as possible. Learn More >
Note: South Shore Mental Health has collaborated with Boston Children’s Museum by providing access to resources for families with children with special needs/accessibility issues! Learn More >