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In Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

March 18, 2020: Little Lives ECI leadership made the difficult decision today to temporarily suspend home and daycare visits until further notice. We are following CDC, FEMA and West Texas Centers leadership guidelines by suspending most of our in person contacts to ensure we significantly decrease the possibility of unknowingly spreading any illnesses. This decision was made with the health and safety of our ECI children and families, our providers and our providers families in mind. Thankfully, at this time, all of our staff, contractors, children and families are healthy.


We are offering the option to recieve your services via live video, also called Telehealth. If you are interested in more information, visit www.littleliveseci.com/telehealth or contact our office at 325-236-6821.

We will continue to monitor the situation on a daily basis. We will update everyone as we have more information. All of our providers are monitoring resources for our families, so contact your Service Coordinator if you need anything

Resources:

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

https://www.dshs.texas.gov/coronavirus/public.aspx

https://hhs.texas.gov/services/health/coronavirus-covid-19

Pathways Early Autism Intervention

The Pathways Parent Training Program was developed specifically to teach parents to address the unique needs of their toddler with autism. Our early autism intervention program is based on the most current research on intervention for toddlers with autism spectrum disorders. We use an approach that promotes communication and social engagement; helping these children become active participants in the world.

To see symptoms of autism visit the Autism Speaks website.

Click this link to see more information the the Little Lives ECI Pathways Early Autism Intervention. 

Here is more information on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the Center for Disease Control (CDC). 

What is Speech, Language and Feeding Therapy?

Pediatric speech therapy treats communication challenges, both expressive and receptive, that cause children to have difficulty with verbal communication. Speech therapy also treats oral motor concerns, such as chewing and swallowing, as well as articulation, auditory processing and social skills.

For more information about Speech, Language and Feeding Therapy visit the American Speech and Hearing Assoiciation website here. 

What is Physical Therapy?

Physical Therapy is all about helping kids gain strength so that they can explore and interact with the world. For the babies this starts with rolling and lifting their heads up, reaching for toys, and sitting up. As kids get older we continue to help them stand, walk, jump, and play as much as they are able. A lot of times the therapy looks like playtime, but it is designed to help strengthen or stretch certain muscle groups, work on balance, and manage pain.