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Early Intervention/Development

Operation Search

Operation Search is the Hawaii Department of Education’s campaign to find children who may need Special Education Services but who are not receiving them at this time. The Department of Education provides Special Education Services for children with disabilities from age three to age twenty. Please contact 586-3230.

Preschool Developmental Screening Program (PDSP)

Preschool Developmental Screening Program promotes the screening and identification of developmental/behavioral problems in children age 3-5 years. The program trains community providers in using screening tools, provides developmental and behavioral screening for children who would otherwise not have screening, facilitates follow-up, and provides consultation regarding developmental/behavioral concerns and intervention strategies. Please contact 733-9054.

* Hawaii Department of Health Early Intervention Section&Hawaii Keiki Information Services (H-KISS)

The Early Intervention Section (EIS) is a federal and state-mandated program that provides services to support the development of infant and toddlers from birth to three years of age. H-KISS is a free information and referral system for families and pediatricians and is a program of the Early Intervention Section of the Hawaii Department of Health.Please contact 594-0000.

Newborn Hearing Screening Program

The Newborn Hearing Screening Program supports statewide efforts to screen all babies for hearing loss. The program coordinates hospital screening activities statewide, helps families set up diagnostic evaluations for babies who do not pass screening and for children under three years old who may have developed a hearing loss after birth, helps families get early intervention services for young children with hearing loss, provides information to families, health care providers, early intervention staff and the public, and maintains statewide data on hearing screening results and follow-up.

Newborn Metabolic Screening Program

The Department of Health’s Newborn Metabolic Screening Program has tested all babies born in Hawaii for 31 metabolic disorders through expanded newborn screening using tandem mass spectrometry. Please contact 733-9069.