During this time of social distancing, we are unable to provide face-to-face in-person home visits, but we are here to coach and support you virtually via phone or video conferencing. This is just a temporary way of servicing your family, and we look forward to the time we can join you in your home again. Until then, be safe, and reach out to your Primary Service Provider for assistance.
In this time of crisis, our brains can only handle so much. If you as a parent can only handle one thing at a time, that is ok. Let your mere presence for your child be enough. You cannot be a breadwinner, teacher, doctor and parent all of the time. When your child calls your name, if just for a second, make eye contact, look, touch and see them. Just let them know you are there. They only need a touchstone. Give yourself a break, you are good enough and are enough.
We primarily serve families who live in the Dexter, Chelsea, Manchester, Milan, Saline and Whitmore Lake school district boundaries. Our team meets weekly to consult about your child and family's needs and we work collaboratively to provide parents with developmental information and strategies.
Michelle Pogliano, Early Intervention Supervisor
Alicia Kruk, Early On and Family Services Supervisor
Rebecca Espitia, LMSW, IMH-E (III) School Social Worker
Annette Bowman, Early Intervention Teacher
Susan Nichols, Early Intervention Teacher
Cynthia Sommerfeld, MA CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Margaret Bett, MA CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Elizabeth Hartmann, MA CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Heather Sawdy, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist
Melinda Ploucha, PT, DPT, Physical Therapist
Meghan McGowan, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Rebecca Yates, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist
Crissy Dochoda, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Susan Risi, Psychologist
Althea Wilson, Early Childhood Specialist/Home Visiting Coach
Pam McClure, MA CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathologist
Carlene Laskey, Teacher Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
Laura White, Teacher for the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Jessicia Klenk, Teacher for the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation and Mobility Instructor
Lyn Golden, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Julie Lenhart, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Ghufran Al-Sheemary, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Latasha Davis, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Cheryl Carpenter, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Kerrie Hollow, Early Intervention Home Visitor
Rachel Frey, Early Intervention Home Visitor
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