Educational and Developmental Intervention Services
Fort Knox Educational and Developmental Services (EDIS) offers evaluations and intervention for children between the ages of zero and three years who have delays in the areas of communication, motor skills, learning, self-help skills and / or social interactions.
No referrals are needed. Walk-ins and calls are welcome.
A formal developmental evaluation by the EDIS team to determine the need for services.
A plan for services created by a team including the family that helps the family achieve the outcomes they set for themselves and their child.
Services in the home, day care or wherever the child spends the day.
Learning activities that fit into the family's daily routine and activities.
Services offered through a single provider with consultation from other specialists as needed.
A lending closet of books, videotapes, special equipment and toys for enrolled families and children.
Education to assist the family in accessing other helpful programs.
Transition services for families leaving the program.
You Can Expect
From EDIS, you can expect to receive coaching to help you meet your goals for your child and to get the information you need to make your child's and your family's life better. You will learn how to optimize your child's potential through activities you do every day. And, you will come to realize your child's greatest learning takes place between our visits, and YOU are his or her greatest teacher.
Use these milestones to help you determine if your child is acquiring the skills he or she needs.
Newborn to three months
Three to six months
Six to nine months
Nine to 12 months
Crawls and pulls up to standing position
Says "Mama" or "Dada" to the right person
Picks up small things using thumb and one finger
12 to 15 months
15 to 18 months
18 to 24 months
Puts two words together such as "car go"
Points to the pictures you name
Removes loose clothing (socks, mittens, hat)
Feeds self with a spoon
24 to 30 months
Makes a straight line with a crayon
Follows simple two-step directions such as "Go to your room and get a diaper."
Says 50 words including "me" or "mine"
30 to 36 months