The I-Team Early Intervention Team

Our collaborative team includes a speech and language pathologist with expertise in alternative and augmentative communication, a pediatric occupational therapist, a pediatric physical therapist, and a family resources consultant.

2022-2023 I-Team Early Intervention Team
Pamela CummingsChayah LichtigAmy StarbleTammy Willey

Pamela Cummings
Project Director & Physical Therapy Consultant

Chayah Lichtig
Occupational Therapist Consultant
Amy Starble
Communication Consultant
Tammy Willey
Family Resources Consultant


Our Principles


All children learn best when they feel safe and secure, both emotionally and physically.


Children with complex needs may gather information in different ways, which may make new routines challenging. Preparing children for what is to come will allow them to better access the intervention offered.


Children with complex needs often communicate in subtle ways. In order to feel heard, child’s communication attempts should be responded to with consistency.


Children with complex needs may have a lot of things done “to them” or “for them”. Instead, provide opportunities for the child to express preferences and interests.


All children learn best through play. Embedding play into daily routines allows children to learn within predictable and fun activities and experience repetition with variety.


Children with complex needs may demonstrate engagement in different ways. Observe the child’s current level of engagement in play activities and work toward enhancing engagement:

• Being Present
• Having Presence
• Actively Participating
• Connecting
• Contributing

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I-Team Early Intervention Annual Reports

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The I-Team Early Intervention Project receives funding support from the Vermont Child Health Improvement Program (VCHIP), through the University of Vermont Medical Center, as well as the Children's Integrated Services (CIS) project at the Vermont Department of Health.