The Parent-Infant Nurturing Group (PING) provides early intervention services. We work with families of children ages birth to three years who have a medically diagnosed disability or a documented delay in any area of development. We help identify your child’s strengths and areas of concern. Together we will build a plan to help your child at home and in the community.
PING is a provider of specialized services and is one of the program components of Ohio’s Help Me Grow, including developmental instruction and consultative therapy. PING is funded by Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS). The program is available at no cost to eligible families who live in Hamilton County.
Children come to the program sessions on a weekly basis accompanied by a parent or guardian. Up to six families are in each group session. Sessions last approximately two hours and include developmentally appropriate play and social interaction activities, as well as parent / family support to enhance child learning and development. Through collaboration with Help Me Grow, PING also provides assistance with the transition from early intervention to preschool services as the child turns three years of age.
The PING team members provide ongoing assessment using an age appropriate,
curriculum-based measure to evaluate the child’s strengths and areas of concern. With parent participation, child and family goals are developed into an individualized family service plan (IFSP) as a contract for services. The team develops family-centered strategies that parents can incorporate within their daily routines at home.
PING Team Members
Our interdisciplinary team includes:
- A licensed developmental specialist / teacher from Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services
- Developmental psychologist
- Speech-language pathologist
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapist
The Parent-Infant Nurturing Group is part of the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics.