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Roundtree Early Intervention Services

Presbyterian Medical Services’ Early Intervention Services are designed to help children from birth until age 3. These children experience disabilities or developmental delays in learning and lack support to help them reach their fullest potential. Presbyterian Medical Services’ Early Intervention Services is designed to meet the full gamut of developmental needs for children according to their strengths, weaknesses, and unique needs. Early Intervention Services are free to eligible families, and the program is funded by the State of New Mexico’s Department of Health Family Infant Toddler Program.

Is My Child Eligible for Early Intervention?

The first step is to get a referral for Early Intervention Services. The child must be identified by you as the parent or another agency due to concern about their development. Once the child is identified as potentially eligible, they are then referred to Presbyterian Medical Services Roundtree and you will be connected to an Intake Coordinator to explain the goals and aims of the program and how it supports childhood wellbeing and development. Parents must sign consent forms, gather routine information, and submit their child for various screenings.

Evaluation (CME) with a Developmental Specialist and 2nd Discipline to determine eligibility using the Infant Toddler Developmental Assessment Tool which focus on 8 different developmental areas in a setting your child is most comfortable. An evaluation report (CME) is written summarizing finding and making recommendations regarding eligibility.

IFSP will be completed if your child is eligible for the FIT Program and Early intervention services, a plan will be developed with a team of professionals to determine functional outcomes for your child and family to implement in your daily routine. Number of services will be determined to progress towards outcomes.

Children must meet these criteria to be eligible for Roundtree Early Intervention Services:

  1. Have a delay of 25% or more in one or more areas of development
  2. Have an established medical condition which most likely will lead to developmental delays or disabilities
  3. Medical risk factors which probably will lead to developmental delays
  4. Environmental risk factors which probably will lead to developmental delays.

Services We Provide

  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Family Service Coordination
  • Social Work
  • Developmental Instruction
  • Speech & Language Therapy
  • Feeding & Nutrition

Support and Services

  • Screenings and assessments, including hearing, vision, and M-CHAT-R/F Autism Screen
  • Activities to develop learning skills
  • Activities to help social and emotional development
  • Transition into school or other services as needed at age 3 or when graduating from the program
  • Nutritional services to support feeding and nutrition
  • Supporting childcare or preschool teachers of enrolled children

In addition to these services, we collaborate with community providers to access health services, transportation, parent support groups, and community resources. All services are provided in natural environments including the home, day care and community locations which children frequent. We also offer Telehealth services for families.

Family Service Coordination

These specialists assist your family in creating an individual plan tailored to your child’s and family’s needs. They also can connect you with a wide range of family centered services, resources and support in the local community. Our family service coordinators assist families with transition into preschool programs.

Individualized Family Service Plan

Together we create a plan using that is unique and made just for your child and family. The plan focus’ on changes you want to see for your child as a result of PMS Roundtree early intervention, how often and where services will be delivered. This plan will be updated every 6 months and professionals work as a team to reach functional outcomes created.


Families are assisted with transition to preschool by the time the child turns two years old. A transition plan is written and signed by the family. A transition conference is planned with the family and the local education agency, and with consent current assessments are sent to the local education agency. Eligibility for preschool special education is determined by the local education agency. Early intervention providers participate at the invitation of the parents in developing the individual education plan. If a child is not eligible for public special education, the service coordinator assists the family in accessing other community services, such as Head Start, private preschool, playgroups, and/or private therapy services after the age of three.