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Early Intervention

What is NAPPR Early Intervention?

NAPPR Inc., Native American Professional Parent Resources, Early Intervention is part of the New Mexico Department of Health’s Family Infant Toddler (FIT) Program, serving children birth to three years old. NAPPR provides special services which support the entire family as well as the child. These services are available for families residing in Bernalillo, Sandoval, Cibola and Valencia County. Our services are provided at no cost to families.


 Who Qualifies for NAPPR Early Intervention?

  • All infants/toddlers between birth and three years of age in development as determined by the evaluation team.
  • Infants/toddlers with an established condition such as cerebral palsy, Down Syndrome, hearing loss, vision loss, etc.
  • Infants/toddlers with a medical risk such as prematurity (less than a 32 week gestation), low birth weight, chronic ear infections, cleft lip and palate etc.
  • Infants/toddlers with an environmental risk such as children who are in the state’s custody.


What is the Process?

  • Anyone can make a referral simply by calling 505-345-6289
  • One of our Developmental Specialists will come and meet with you to discuss your questions, concerns and gather some basic information to help us determine next steps
  • Full developmental evaluation to determine eligibility for services.


If the Child Qualifies:

  • Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) and services are implemented.
  • Services are provided in the child’s natural environment; home, daycare, park, etc.


What Services Does NAPPR Early Intervention Provide?

  • Service Coordination
  • Developmental Instruction
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Nutrition services
  • Services from New Mexico School for the Deaf
  • Referrals to other programs in the community
  • Transition services
  • Social Work
  • Music Therapy


 Your Child’s Development:

All babies grow and develop at their own pace, but if your child does NOT do any of the items (or all of the items or whatever is correct) under their nearest age then please contact NAPPR for a developmental screening.  Even if your child is able to do all of the items in their nearest age category but you still have questions about his/her development, feel free to contact us.


Birth through age three checklist


3 Months

□ Holds head up.

□ Wiggles and kicks arms and legs.

□ Makes cooing sounds.


6 Months

□ Rolls over.

□ Reaches for and picks up objects.

□ Babbles, coos, laughs and giggles.


12 Months

□ Sits without support and crawls.

□ Waves bye-bye.

□ Knows five or six words.


18 Months

□ Makes marks on paper with crayon.

□ Walks without help.

□ Tries to use words or ask for things.


2 Years

□ Likes to copy parents.

□Uses two or three word sentences.

□ Kicks a ball.


3 years

□ Uses three to five word sentences.

□ Catches a large ball with two hands.

□ Screws and unscrews a jar lid.

□ Runs with good balance and coordination. 


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