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Welcome to Early Learning ServicesEarly Learning Services (ELS) is the primary early intervention service provider in Whitman and Garfield County. ELS provides services to children birth to three with developmental delays and/or disabilities.
Our services are based on:
Family strengths, resources, concerns and priorities
Maximizing everyday learning opportunities
Recognition of parents as their child's first and most important teacher Utilizing a team of professionals to support the parent's role
A common goal of enhancing each child's development so that he/she are full participants in family and community life
Our services may include, but are not limited to:
Free Developmental Screening Specialized Instruction Occupational, Physical, and Speech Therapy Family Resource Coordination Transition Planning Vision and Hearing Screening
Early Learning services was founded in 1969 in Pullman, WA. Since then, our organization has grown into the empowering and successful program it is today. Learn More>>
Early Learning Services is a program of Palouse Industries (PI), a community based non-profit organization devoted to improving the lives of individuals with disabilities and their families throughout Whitman and Latah Counties. PI Website >>
Free Developmental Screenings
Our program is pleased to offer free developmental screenings to any child aged 0-3 living in Whitman and Garfield Counties. To learn more about this service,Click Here.>>
Local Family Resources
Early Learning Services can help connect you to many local family resources in the surrounding areas. To learn more, Click Here>>
"It's difficult to put into words the gratitude a mother feels for a program and people who were so instrumental in helping her child communicate. It seems such a basic element of existing, but when you sit and watch your own child struggle with it, it is such a helpless and heartbreaking feeling. It is as though there was a locked door between us and Eliza, we needed help finding the right key! Now that the door is open, we are able to happily explore her world together as a family." -Amy Paulsen
To read Amy's story, and see other parent testimonials describing our services...
Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are lifelong developmental disabilites that appear during the first 3 years of life. Autism is a complex neurological disorder that typically lasts throughout a person's lifetime. (Autism Guidebook for Washington State, 2010) Individuals with ASD have pervasive deficits in social interaction and communication skills, and sometimes exhibit inflexible and repetitive behaviors.Almost 6 in 100 preschool-age children are affected by some form of ASD. (Ingersoll, B. & Dvortcsak, A., 2010)
There are many resources to learn more about what Autism Spectrum Disorders are and how to provide best care for children who are diagnosed with this condition:
Palouse Discovery Science Center is hosting a family fun day for ELS families. A guest speaker from PAVE will also join us in a discussion. The rest of the day is open for play in the discovery center.