Early Intervention
With a Family-Centered Early Intervention Program,

The Continuum assists in healthy development for Children from Birth through Age 3 while encouraging families to promote growth at home.

Do you have concerns about your child’s development?

If your child is under the age of 3, you can make your own referral to be seen by our team by calling the Nevada Early Intervention Services referral line at 775-688-1341 and requesting to be evaluated at The Continuum. We are one of the state’s community partners.

Early intervention evaluations and services are provided at no-cost to families.

If you have questions about the services that we offer or qualification criteria, call us at 775-829-4700 or send an email to sarahhorsman@continuumreno.com

¡Hablamos Español! Tenemos una intérprete para todos los servicios y algunas terapistas que hablan español.

Services We Provide

We have a team of early intervention professionals that can assist your child based on specific needs:

  • Developmental Specialists
  • Registered Dietician
  • Teacher of Visually Impaired
  • Pediatric Audiologists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Speech and Language Pathologists
  • Feeding Therapists
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Developmental Pediatrician

Read below to learn more about how each specialist can help with your child’s development.

Special Instruction

  • Provided by a licensed Developmental Specialist, with expertise and background in early childhood special education, this service focuses on designing instruction that strengthens caregiver/child relationships, strategies to implement therapy strategies within daily activities and routines, and support learning across multiple environments

Developmental Pediatrician

  • This specialized and unique evaluation is typically a one-time event, with follow up prior to your child’s third birthday if recommended. This doctor can diagnose several medical, developmental and behavior disorders, including autism spectrum disorder, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS), and other diagnoses.

Nutrition Services

  • Provided by a registered dietitian (RD), this service is primarily consultative in nature, working in collaboration with your child’s multidisciplinary team. The RD can monitor growth and weight, provide consultation on dietary needs, manage feeding tube schedule in collaboration with your child’s medical team, and work alongside SLP and OTs to help child achieve feeding goals.

Vision Services

  • This service is also primarily consultative in nature and provided by a licensed teacher of the visually impaired. This service identifies specific visual needs of your child in collaboration with your child’s multidisciplinary team and eye doctors and provides strategies to increase your child’s visual acuity.

Pediatric Audiology

  • We contract with Nevada Early Intervention Services (NEIS) to provide hearing testing and screening with their specialized doctors of audiology who are uniquely trained with appropriate equipment for infants and toddlers from birth to age three

Speech Therapy

Physical Therapy

Occupational Therapy

Meet Our Team

Elizabeth Zachary

Elizabeth has her Bachelors of Science in Public Health from Indiana University. She has been at the Continuum since October…
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Brooke Brackett

Brooke received her Bachelors of Science in Human Development and Family Studies in 2018, and her Masters of Education in…
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Norma Garcia

Norma Garcia Administrative Assistant / Spanish Interpreter Norma can be reached at normagarcia@continuumreno.com
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Michele Lawson

Michele Lawson Developmental Specialist Michele is a Sparks, NV native and completed her BS degree in Community Health Sciences and…
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Beth Schopper

Beth Schopper Developmental Specialist Beth is a Reno native and completed her degree in Psychology from the University of Nevada,…
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Sarah Horsman-Ploeger

Sarah Horsman-Ploeger Developmental Specialist Sarah has called Reno home since 2004, and completed her Master’s of Education and Early Childhood…
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