Children's Services

Serving Children…Serving our Community…Serving the Future

FIRST STEPS

The Children’s Services department focuses on support for children and their families. This includes early intervention therapies through the Indiana’s First Steps system. The Therapists at Sycamore Services utilize individualized strategies to assist children at risk of having, or already diagnosed as having, developmental delays with a goal of helping each child reach his or her full potential. First Steps therapies are designed to reduce a child’s need for intervention later on and improve their opportunities for success in school and in life.

Services are now available to children from birth to age 18. For children to be eligible for First Steps, those children, ages birth to three years old, should fall in one of these three categories:

  • The child is experiencing a developmental delay
  • The child has a diagnosed condition that has a probability of resulting in a developmental delay
  • The child is at risk of developing a delay if early intervention services are not provided.

 

Children may be referred to the System Point of Entry from their doctor, hospital staff, other social service agencies, or by the parent. To make a referral anyone can call 317.257.2229.

Other therapies and innovative approaches to improve development issues can be provided in the child’s home or other appropriate location. Contact our Children’s Services Division at (317) 745-7503 for questions or to enroll your son or daughter for any of the following therapies:

  • Speech Language Pathology
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Social Work Services
  • Developmental Therapy
  • Family Education
  • Vision Services
  • Nursing
  • Audiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Psychological Services

 

Therapists meet with the family and their service coordinator, to review the child’s service plan every six months to confirm that quality therapies are provided and appropriate interventions are being followed.

Therapists continue to educate themselves and improve their ability to meet the needs of every child. Individualized Family Service Plans are based on each child’s current developmental needs, no two therapy plans are the same.

Cornerstone Pediatric Rehab Services – Beyond First Steps

Cornerstone Pediatric Rehabilitation Services was created by Sycamore Services to extend our First Steps programs and enable families with children older than age 3 to receive evaluative and ongoing services.

Cornerstone uses innovative techniques to address areas of concern, other than developmental issues.

  • Physical Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Nutrition Services
  • Adaptive Gymnastics
  • Hippotherapy
  • Kayaking
  • Learning in Action
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Developmental Therapy
  • The Bridge, Therapeutic Preschool
  • Handwriting Classes
  • Adaptive Swim Lessons
  • Breakfast Club
  • Sensory Based Learning

 

For more information or information on how to enroll, please contact our Children’s Services Division at (317) 745-7503.

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Transition Planning for High School Students

Sycamore Services works with high schools, community employers, and other agencies to provide high quality, long-term systems for school-to-work transition services. These programs better prepare students with disabilities to be successful as they enter the adult world. For more information, click here to visit our Transition Planning page.

Cornerstone Pediatric Rehabilitation

Contact Us

Sycamore Services, Inc.
Corporate Office & Work Center

1001 Sycamore Lane
P.O. Box 369
Danville, IN 46122-1474

PH: (317) 745-4715
TOLL FREE: 866-573-0817
FAX: (317) 745-8271

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