Get to know our Founder
Kid In Development Services founder and director,
Deneen Middleton, is a certified teacher with a dual undergraduate degree in Deaf Education/Special Education (ages birth through 21) and Elementary Education from Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She worked as a Preschool Special Education teacher (ages three through six), Early Intervention Infant/Toddler case manager (ages birth through three), and Deaf Educator (ages three through ten) in Maryland state schools for 13 years. After completing post-graduate study in family-centered early intervention at Gallaudet University in Washington, DC, Deneen returned to South Carolina to continue her work as a Deaf Educator and also as an Early Literacy Coordinator with SC First Steps. She has most recently worked at the SC School for the Deaf and the Blind as an Early Interventionist (providing direct services to families) and a Regional Services Coordinator (supervisor to other early interventionists).
Deneen has devoted her entire career, over 20 years, to providing services to children and families. She has developed and conducted training workshops in the areas of Early Intervention/Part C Services, Family-Centered Early Intervention, Hearing Loss in Infants and Toddlers, and Promoting Early Communication and Language Development with Children who are Deaf/Hard of Hearing.
What We Do-
Provide you with educational information about your infant's/toddler's developmental milestones.
Work with you and your family in your infant's/toddler's natural environment (ex: home, daycare, grandma's house)
Support you and your family with fun strategies and activities to use throughout your infant/toddler's everyday routines (ex: bathtime, mealtime, playtime)
Assist you in locating, accessing, and utilizing other available resources in your local community, state, and/or nationwide.
Facilitate the development of an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) that will lay out what your priorities are for your infant/toddler and your family.
Coordinate with your medical home (your infant/toddler's pediatrician and other medical providers)
What We Provide-
Service Coordination (case management)
Special Instruction (fun activities for you to try during your family's regular, daily routine)
Comprehensive developmental assessment (all domains)
Referrals to other services(ex. physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language therapy, ABA therapy for autism spectrum disorder)
Transition support (to help you make the move from early intervention to other programs like Head Start, daycare, or public school)