Educational and Developmental Intervention Services
department of the U.S. Naval Hospital, EDIS offers help to children with special needs, through federally mandated
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) programs and non-IDEA services. The mission of EDIS is to maximize the
potential of children who are identified or at risk for delays and provide strategies to assist in their development and
independence. EDIS promotes family-based care, closely involving families in the development of service plans. The staff
of EDIS comes from a variety of fields to include: physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech-language pathology,
psychology, social work, and early childhood special education. There are two programs within EDIS: Early Intervention,
for children from birth to age 3, and Related Services as part of the DoDEA schools, for students from ages 3 to 22.
Services are provided in the least-restrictive environment; natural environment (i.e. home, CDC, etc) for Early
Intervention and in the school for Related Services.
Children with disabilities, through support of programs like EDIS, have the opportunity to fully development their
physical, social, emotional, communication, and cognitive potential. Today these children are achieving higher levels of
education. EDIS hopes to further the development of children with special needs , bridging the gap between them and
children without disabilities.
- Clinical Child Psychologist
- Physical Therapist
- Speech and Language Pathologist
- Occupational Therapist
- Licensed Clinical Social Worker
- Early Childhood Special Educator
- Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Assistant Family Service Coordinator
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if I have concerns about my child’s development?
A referral for Early Intervention (0-3 yr. old) may be made by a parent, physician, or other community member with
parent permission. If your child is 3-22 years old, a referral for Related Services can be made through your child’s
What happens after a referral is made for Early Intervention Services (ages 0-3)?
- A service coordinator will contact the child’s parent to schedule an appointment to review our program, discuss
concerns, and schedule a screening. All EDIS services are voluntary.
- A transdisciplinary team will evaluate your child in five areas: Adaptive, Cognitive, Communication, Physical, and
Social-Emotional. The evaluation will occur in the child’s home.
- A team meeting will be scheduled to formally review the results and determine if your child is eligible for services.
What happens if my child is eligible for Early Intervention Services (ages 0-3)?
- Service coordinator, parents, and early intervention staff will discuss recommendations and concerns. A Routines
Based Interview will be completed to assess the child and family concerns and priorities.
- Children found eligible for EDIS will be referred to the Exceptional Family Member Program to ensure continuity of
- Child’s family and early intervention staff will develop an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP). An IFSP is a
plan developed by the team members, to include the parents, that helps guide your child’s development.
What happens after a referral is made for Related Services (3-21)?
- If your child is not currently enrolled in a DoDEA school, you will be asked to enroll your child to access our
- Your child’s referral will be routed through the Child Study Committee (CSC) at your
home school. A formal evaluation of the areas that may have an impact on your child’s
education will begin, if necessary. The evaluation areas may include: fine and gross
motor, social, emotional, communication, and cognitive skills. An Individualized
Education Program (IEP) will be implemented if your child is found eligible for Related
Documents and References
EDIS Japan Regional Office
- Department Head: DSN 243-8099
- Program Manager: DSN 243-4825
- Regional Administration Support Assistant: DSN 243-8900