Meet Matthew: Creative and Curious!
Matthew sitting on his mother's lap in a family photo with his mother, father and brother.

Dear Friends,

Early Intervention student, Matthew, playing with a wooden toy busMatthew is an energetic two-year old with a creative and curious mind. He is a quick learner and enjoys participating in circle time at his day care center.

When Matthew was just three months old he was diagnosed with multiple eye conditions that severely impair his vision. His doctor referred his family to the Early Intervention program at Lighthouse. Early Intervention services at Lighthouse are provided to babies and children from birth through age five.

Services are delivered to the child and family in the child’s home, day care, school, neighborhood or center-based setting. Learning is structured to maximize the visual and developmental progress of each child.

These services are critical in preventing unnecessary developmental delays due to vision impairment.

Family participation in the development and delivery of the service plan is an essential component of the Early Intervention program, and guided by Lighthouse’s certified, professional Early Intervention mentors.

Early Intervention student, Matthew, feeling a tactile picture book“Our Lighthouse mentor, Martha, is amazing! I love that she loves what she does. She is constantly looking for new tools and ways to keep Matthew engaged in his sessions. She is dedicated to Matthew’s progress. He is learning and progressing so much,” says Christina, Matthew’s mother.

With some pandemic restrictions eased, Martha continues to see Matthew weekly at his daycare center.

Both Martha and Christina worked to educate daycare staff on how best to support Matthew in his service plan.

“I would advise other parents to definitely go to Lighthouse. Matthew has grown so much and continues to learn. Also, we can connect with other kids and parents who are in similar situations as ours!”

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A headshot of Kyle Johnson 
Kyle Johnson
President & CEO
Lighthouse Central Florida