Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is a therapy based on the science of learning and behavior. The goal is to increase behaviors that are helpful and decrease behaviors that are harmful. The methods of behavior analysis have been used and studied for decades. Therapists have used ABA to help children with autism and related developmental disorders since the 1960s.
Audiology specialists help children with hearing loss to receive auditory training, aural rehabilitation, prevention of further hearing loss, dispensing appropriate listening and vibrotactile devices, and evaluating the effectiveness of those devices.
Nutritionists develop and monitor appropriate plans to address the nutritional needs of children.
Occupational therapy practitioners support and promote the development and engagement of infants, toddlers, and their families or other caregivers, in everyday routines. These routines include play, rest and sleep, activities of daily living, education, and social participation.
Physical therapists use interventions to help children move, reduce pain, restore function, prevent disability, improve or restore mobility, and promote wellness and participation in life.
Psychology & Social Work Services
An Early Intervention social worker can provide emotional support for parents. A social worker is a person to talk to; someone who will listen and give parents an opportunity to talk about their feelings, challenges and life experiences. Supports can include emotional support, identifying and coordinating community resources, parent education, counseling and crisis intervention.
Early Intervention Service Coordinators help the families of children with developmental delay navigate all aspects of the Early Intervention system by: Coordinating all services available to children across agencies; Providing information on available services, resources and options; Assisting in the development of Individualized Family Service Plans (IFSP)
An Early Intervention Special Instructor (SI) is a teacher who specializes in supporting and understanding the social, emotional and cognitive development of young children. The goal of this therapist is to increase a young child’s learning opportunities to positively impact his growth.
Speech/Language and Feeding Therapy Audiology & Vision Services
Speech-language pathologists (SLP) have a central role in providing services and supports for families and their infants or toddlers with disabilities as members of the early intervention team. SLPs address delays and disabilities in communication, language, speech, emergent literacy, and feeding/swallowing.
Vision specialists help with referrals for medical or other professional services necessary for the habilitation or rehabilitation of visual functioning disorders. They also focus on communication skills training, orientation and mobility training for all environments, visual training, and additional training necessary to activate visual motor abilities.
Our specialists will fully document results of the evaluation and share them with the parents. We will provide all necessary assistants to the parents in understanding these results. If the child is found eligible for the Early Intervention Program, our team along with NY Department of Health representative will develop an individualized plan to deliver intervention services to your child.
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Since 2009, our agency has been successfully helping New York families to achieve full developmental potentials of their children.
We are happy to answer all your questions and guide you through every step.