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November 8, 2020
Cortical Visual Impairment

Cortical Visual Impairment

How can you enjoy Halloween with your toddler in year of masks and social distancing? There are lots of ways to have a safe, fun, and not-too-spooky holiday. Let us help. The one thing you don’t need to worry about this scary season is your child’s progress in meeting developmental milestones. For children 0-3 years-of-age, childhood evaluations and therapy services are available for free under the Federal Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.
October 20, 2020
Toddler Halloween Activities

Halloween 2020

How can you enjoy Halloween with your toddler in year of masks and social distancing? There are lots of ways to have a safe, fun, and not-too-spooky holiday. Let us help. The one thing you don’t need to worry about this scary season is your child’s progress in meeting developmental milestones. For children 0-3 years-of-age, childhood evaluations and therapy services are available for free under the Federal Early Intervention Program for Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities.
September 11, 2020

Important Toddler Milestones

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
August 6, 2020
Outdoor Sensory activities in Early Childhood Development

Sensory and Language Activities for Summer

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
July 16, 2020
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Outdoor Activities for Toddlers this Summer

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
June 19, 2020
Juneteenth Celebrate Freedom

How to Talk to Children About Juneteenth

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
June 18, 2020
How Can Early Intervention Help my Child?

Can Early Intervention Help With My Child?

In their first 3 years of life, children pass a variety of milestones having to do with physical and mental growth, adaptive skills, communication, and socialization. Sometimes children experience delays or health conditions that may lead to developmental delays.
June 16, 2020
Chores Help Toddlers Develop Key Skills

How to Have Your Toddler Help with Chores

Chores are a wonderful opportunity to practice following verbal directions. Toddlers don’t know that chores are not typically a fun thing to do, so make them into a play experience that includes the whole family! The act of cleaning up books and toys when your child is done playing with them is a great way to help with transitions.
June 8, 2020
Anti-Racism Statement from TEIS, Inc.

TEIS, Inc. Statement on Anti-Racism and Diversity

As an organization, our goal is to bring Early Intervention services to families throughout our service area, regardless of race, religion, or socioeconomic status. We are committed to being a part of the support system for families that are marginalized, and we will do everything we can to make systemic racism a thing of the past.
June 2, 2020

Racism and Violence: Using Your Power as a Parent to Support Children Aged Two to Five

See this resource from Zero to Three that provides thoughts and guidelines for talking about these complex issues of racism and equality in age-appropriate ways with […]
May 22, 2020
Parenting in the Age of COVID-19

Parenting in the Age of COVID-19

The Coronavirus Pandemic has provided many new and unexpected challenges for everyone. Whether you are a young mother, a parent working from home, or grandparent used to helping with the kids, we’ve all had to adapt to new modes of coping in a very short span of time. Being in a lockdown situation creates new challenges, especially for those caring for young children, children with developmental delays, and those with special needs. Here are a few tips for staying motivated and supportive in the age of COVID-19.
April 24, 2020
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COVID-19 and Your Children

The news about COVID-19 can be frightening, a major pandemic that has spread to almost every country around the world. The good news is that kids are affected differently than adults. Under 1% of cases have been recorded in children 9 years-old and under, and many of these have mild or no symptoms. There may be no fever, no cough, and no other sign of infection.
April 2, 2020
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April 2020 Online Activities & Events

With Coronavirus keeping us all indoors, there are some online and drive-thru event opportunities Online in April!
March 17, 2020
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Coronavirus Information

On this page, we will present Coronavirus information and resources as they become available to us,
March 15, 2020
The Importance of Early Intervention

The Importance of Early Intervention

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), developmental disabilities affect 1 in 7 children in the United States, or about 15%.
February 25, 2020

March 2020 Family Friendly Community Events

Kids Out & About.com  KidsBurgh March Calendar Macaroni Kid Monthly Calendar Disney On Ice Feb 27-Mar 1 Family Play Shop March 3 Everything Kids Expo March […]
February 18, 2020

Activities for Developing Motor Skills

During your child’s first years of life, there are a variety of outdoor activities and indoor crafts that encourage the development of both gross and fine motor skills. From finger painting and working with homemade play dough indoors to...
January 27, 2020

February 2020 Family Friendly Community Events

February 1 Giant Eagle Kidapalooza February Disney On Ice tickets KidsBurgh Events Searchable Calendar Family Fun Pittsburgh Site
January 10, 2020
Childhood Visual Impairment

Childhood Visual Impairment

Infants start to engage with their world from day one, and their vision is a primary tool for learning about that world. When their eyesight is impaired, it is a cause for immediate concern.
December 15, 2019
Social and Emotional Learning in Children

Social and Emotional Learning

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Social and Emotional Learning What is SEL? Social and emotional learning is not new; it affects everyone, every day. It’s about […]
November 16, 2019
Is Your child a Picky Eater?

Early Intervention and Picky Eaters

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Early Intervention and Picky Eaters Are Your Child’s Eating Habits a Problem or a Phase? At some point your baby is […]
November 11, 2019

November-December 2019 Family Friendly Community Events

November 2019 Events Pittsburgh Light Up Night & Fireworks November 22 Holiday Lights returns to Kennywood Park on November 22nd and runs every Friday, Saturday, and […]
October 14, 2019
Babby Babbling, a Speech Milestone

Babbling, the Milestone Few Talk About

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Babbling, the Milestone Few Talk About Before Baby’s First Words Comes Babble For baby, communication starts with crying, that all purpose […]
September 24, 2019

October 2019 Family Friendly Community Events

September-October 2019 Ultimate Fall Festival Guide for Pittsburgh  Oct 8 Sensory Friendly Afternoon at the Children’s Museum Oct 8 Kid’s Day  Schenley Park Oct 19 Zoo […]
September 13, 2019
Crawling Baby - TEIS, inc.

Crawling – Your Baby’s Amazing Superpower

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Crawling – Your Baby’s Amazing Superpower Building Skills and Healthy Bodies For your baby, crawling is much more than a way […]
August 16, 2019
Tummy Time and Developing Neck and Upper Body Strength

Developing Neck and Upper Body Strength

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Tummy Time for Fitness and Fun Your baby may not need a personal trainer, but he or she does need some […]
August 13, 2019

Should I Be Concerned About My Child’s Speech and Language Development?

By TEIS Early Intervention Staff Walking and talking are the two big areas of concern for most parents as their children grow and develop. But just […]
August 2, 2019

Less Screen Time, More Hands on Play is Better for Language and Learning

By TEIS Staff If you are not already aware the American Academy of Pediatrics states that children birth to age two  should have NO screen time […]
July 17, 2019

August 2019 Family Friendly Community Events

Here is our August 2019 Listing of Family Friendly Activities & Events Happening in the greater Pittsburgh, PA area: PPG Zoo & Aquarium August Events Heinz […]
July 16, 2019

How to Support Your Baby’s Optimal Brain Development

By TEIS Early Intervention Provider Your child’s brain begins to grow and develop before birth and continues to develop into his early 20’s. But from conception […]