Resources for Families: Live Video Visits and Teletherapy

The Early Intervention (EI) program ensures infants and toddlers with developmental delays, certain diagnosed medical conditions, or other factors that put them at risk of substantial delay have the best chance for healthy development. Children can access a range of therapeutic,
developmental, and social-emotional services while their families receive coaching and support to further the gains of their children.

The resources below and others can be found on the Live Video Visits & Telehealth Toolbox.

  • Tips for families – the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has compiled a collection of resources to help families consider ways to help their children during everyday routines.
  • A description of LVV – this page describes the similarities and differences between in-person and live video visits.
  • Intro to LVV (FAQ) – this FAQ answers the questions: What are Live Video Visits? Do Live Video Visits require my child to sit in front of a screen for an hour? and other questions.
  • Tech loan program (EIC) – the Illinois Early Intervention Clearinghouse has a limited supply of iPads and hotspots to loan to families for live video visits in early intervention.
  • Family technology checklist (EITP) – this document can help families prepare for live video visits by checking the internet connection, hardware, and physical space.
  • Videos for parents on live video visits – these videos for parents describe how to prepare for and what to expect during live video visits.
Publication date: 2024