Infant Child Development Program

Serving children and families with special needs
For more than 32 years, the Infant Child Development Program has served children from Ellsworth, Ottawa and Saline counties. These children, ages birth to 3 years, have developmental delays and disabilities.

Can you help my child?
Children with diagnoses appropriate for referral to the Infant Child Development Program include those with cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, blindness, deafness, autism, birth defects, head trauma, spina bifida, cleft palate, developmental delay, reflux and others. Many children have multiple disabilities.

Services Provided

Our program provides many services including:

  • Developmental evaluations and assessments
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Speech therapy
  • Special Instruction (Early Childhood Special Education)
  • Health and nutrition services
  • Diagnostic/Medical evaluations
  • Nursing services
  • Assistive Technology
  • Family service coordination/Social work services
  • Transportation
  • Vision evaluations and follow up
  • Hearing testing

Our Team Approach
The Infant Child Development team assesses infants and toddlers for developmental disabilities, makes treatment recommendations, and carries out the treatment. Our teams consists of occupational therapists, speech therapists, physical therapists, early childhood education teachers, social workers, program assistants and a nurse. We interact with many community agencies to meet the needs of these children and their families.

Children are seen at the Infant Child Development office at 155 North Oakdale, Suite 300, as well as in their homes and at their daycares to enable them to receive therapy in a natural setting for them. Newborns at Salina Regional Health Center's nursery are often assessed by the Infant-Child Development staff to determine needs as early as possible.


Specialty Clinics
Developmental pediatric clinics are held quarterly with Valerie Kerschen, MD, a pediatric developmental specialist from Wichita.

Vision clinics are held every month with Linda Lawrence, MM, an ophthalmologist, to determine visual impairment for this population and provide appropriate interventions.

Hearing clinics are held every month with Nicole D. Samuelson, Au.D., CCC-A, an audiologist from Central KS ENT Associates/Audiology Consultants.


Infant Child Development Program
155 North Oakdale, Suite 300
Salina, KS 67401
(785) 452-6050

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