West Virginia Birth to Three (WVBTT) is a statewide program of the Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health. WV Birth to Three is a program wherein children suspected of having motor, social, speech, or other delays may receive assessment and evaluation services until the age of 3. If the need for services remains once the child reaches 3 years, transition services are also available which ensure the child has access to ongoing treatment and therapy.
WVBTT is administered in eight areas, or Regional Assessment Units (RAUs), throughout the state of West Virginia. RAU III, housed in the Schoenbaum Center, is administered by River Valley Child Development Services. RAU III serves Kanawha, Clay, Jackson, and Roane Counties. The RAU serves as the entry point to services and works to facilitate access to the supports and services needed by the child.
The WVBTT system defines who is qualified to provide services to infants and toddlers with developmental delays, ensuring that personnel are appropriately and adequately prepared and trained. Services are provided at no cost to parents. Referrals for evaluation may be made by doctors, day care providers, parents or others involved with the child/family. If a need for ongoing services is determined, a group of service providers will meet with the parent(s), the River Valley/WVBTT interim service provider, and the ongoing service providers in order to coordinate continuing services.
If you are interested in obtaining further information, or if you feel your child may benefit from evaluation or services from West Virginia Birth to Three, please contact us.
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Charleston, WV 25387
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