Children’s Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy is a NYS approved Early Intervention agency that provides evaluations and home-based therapeutic intervention for children aged birth to 3 through the Nassau County Early Intervention Program.
We understand how important it is for children to receive the best early intervention therapies available. We work closely with every family to assess each child’s needs and to develop individualized programs to achieve positive outcomes.
We believe in matching the skills and personality of the provider with the needs of the child and family. Providers are experienced licensed speech-language pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, social workers, nutritionists, audiologists, and certified special educators who are dedicated to providing the highest level of individualized home-based early intervention services.
We are committed to providing personal attention to the needs of each child and family. We make being available to answer parent concerns and questions one of our main priorities and make every effort to encourage a successful partnership between family and therapists.
If you or your child’s doctor suspects that your child is not meeting one or more developmental milestones in an appropriate manner you may request that your child be evaluated for developmental delays. This evaluation, performed in your home, consists of tests, discussion with you about your child, and observations of your child to discover if he or she qualifies for early intervention services. Evaluations and therapeutic services are offered at no out of pocket cost to families. The Early Intervention Program is administered and funded by the N.Y. State Department of Health and Nassau County.
If the evaluation reveals a need for early intervention services, we will work with the family to develop a therapeutic plan to address the child’s needs. This plan, called an Individualized Family Service Plan (IFSP) will detail all of the services the child may receive. This may include:
- Speech Therapy
- Special Instruction
- ABA Services
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- Nutritional Counseling
- Counseling or Social Work
- Audiological Exams
- Family Training
Professional therapists, educators and counselors work closely with a service coordinator and parents to set goals for each child, monitor progress, and update the programs as needed.
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Program
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) is the preferred method of treating children with autism spectrum disorder.
ABA is an individualized, structured, data-based approach to promoting the development of social and educational skills for children with autism or autism spectrum disorder. Research shows that this systematic approach can provide measurable, long-lasting improvements in the behaviors and learning of children on the autism spectrum.
We incorporate a team-based approach that allows our professionals, under the direction of our ABA Director (a Board Certified Behavior Analyst), to design, implement, assess and update programs that address each child’s specific needs and learning style. Critical communication, academic, social, and behavioral skills are taught utilizing the research-proven principles of ABA to encourage generalization of appropriate behaviors and learning.
We are also an approved related service provider agency who provides home-based therapeutic intervention for preschool children. Children’s Speech and Rehabilitation Therapy is a NYS Approved Provider of Early Intervention Services and under contract with Nassau County. All Early Intervention evaluations and services are provided at no cost to families, but health insurance may be accessed. If a child is found eligible for services through Early Intervention, all services are identified in collaboration with the family and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers to deliver services. Families are responsible for arranging for and paying the costs of any child care or community-based setting in which the child may be enrolled. The Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and Nassau County Department of Health.