Sooner Start / Early Intervention
SoonerStart - Oklahoma's early intervention program is designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and developmental delays.
Infants and toddlers through 36 months of age who have developmental delays or have a physical or mental condition (such as Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, etc.), which will most likely cause a developmental delay.
Services are offered at no direct charge to families regardless of their income. This program is mandated by federal and state law and is funded through various state and federal sources.
SoonerStart services may be provided in the child's home or daycare, and could extend to other settings within the community.
SoonerStart services may include:
- diagnostic and evaluation services
- case management
- family training, counseling and home visits
- certain health services
- nursing services
- nutrition services
- occupational, physical and speech-language therapy
- special instruction