Kids Health & Wellness

Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development

Published On 07/11/2011

Le Bonheur Early Intervention and Development (LEAD) program is dedicated to working with children ages 0 to 3 and their families. Our goal is to enhance developmental growth in children, improve independence for children, and empower daily caregivers to become advocates. LEAD works closely with the Tennessee Early Intervention System and helps more than 800 families each year throughout West Tennessee each year. We provide therapy services at home and at child care centers.

Call 901-287-4700 for more information.

Families who benefit from early intervention typically have children who:

  • were born prematurely
  • have genetic, neurological or acquired disorders
  • have vision, hearing or other sensory impairments
  • experience delays in one or more areas of development
  • have feeding difficulties

The LEAD staff includes more than 50 specialized members who provide individualized services based on the family’s daily routine. Specialty areas include:

  • speech and language therapy
  • feeding therapy
  • physical therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • developmental therapy
  • adaptive equipment modification and fabrication
  • behavior analysis
  • early childhood education
  • inclusion support for children with special needs in child care

Inclusion Support
Le Bonheur facilitators and nurses partner with child care centers throughout the community, ensuring children with special needs are able to learn alongside their peers. Inclusion Support helps children with medical needs and developmental delays integrate into a typical child care setting.

Read Travis Brownlee's success story.

Therapy in Jackson, Tenn.
Early intervention services are available in homes and community-based child care centers throughout West Tennessee. Outpatient rehabilitation services are available at the Le Bonheur Therapy Outreach Clinic in Jackson, Tenn.

Services include:

  • speech and language therapy
  • feeding therapy
  • occupational therapy
  • physical therapy

For more information about our Jackson clinic, please call 731-984-9961.

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