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Early Intervention Preschool Program


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Exceptional Beginnings

Providing programs and services to eligible children ages 3 to 5 with special needs or developmental delays in Westmoreland County
Questions about our program....
  • What is the Early Intervention Program at WIU?  Early Intervention provides programs and services to children ages 3 to 5 who are developmentally delayed or have special needs.  
  • Who is Eligible?  Children between the ages of 3 and 5 with developmental delays of 25% or more in at least one of the following areas:
    • Cognitive
    • Communication
    • Physical
    • Self-Help
    • Social-Emotional                                                     

Children must have a disability or 25% delay and be in need of specially designed instruction.  A comprehensive evaluation will determine this.

  • What Services are Available? Services include: 
    • Speech/Language Therapy
    • Hearing and/or Vision Therapy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Occupational Therapy
    • Developmental Therapy
    • Preschool Programs
    • Approved Private Schools
    • Psychological Services
    • Psychiatric Consultation
    • Behavior Consultants                                                                    
  • Who Provides These Services?  These services are provided by staff either licensed or certified by the state of Pennsylvania.  All information is confidential.  All services are free of charge. 
  • How do I Make a Referral?  Referrals are made by calling the WIU Early Intervention Program at 724-836-2460 or 1-800-327-9487 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:00 pm.  Referrals for children ages birth to 3 can be made by calling Westmoreland Casemanagement at 724-837-1808.  For children that are over the age of 5 and are enrolled in a school-age program, contact your school district.


     Early Intervention contact information:
Brandi Binakonsky, Early Intervention Administrator, ext. 2312
Amanda Winnor, Supervisor for the Early Intervention Program, ext. 2120
Justine Phillips, Supervisor for the Early Intervention Program, ext. 2325
Marsha Androsik, Early Reading/Intervention Consultant, ext. 2220
Jessica Morgan, Service Coordinator, ext. 2314
Cindy Ruff, Early Intervention Secretary, ext. 2341