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Professional Services for Families with Special Needs on Long Island, NY

Professional Services for Families with Special Needs on Long Island, NY

Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs on Long Island, NY, including therapists, opticians, and more.

Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Queens, NY

Professional Services for Kids with Special Needs in Queens, NY

Our guide of professional services for kids with special needs in Queens, NY.

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

What is Applied Behavior Analysis?

When a child is diagnosed with autism, he may benefit from applied behavior analysis. But what exactly is ABA and how will it help your child? We've got the answers here.

Pediatric Therapy Center Launches Sensory Bounce at BounceU Nanuet

Pediatric Therapy Center Launches Sensory Bounce at BounceU Nanuet

Miriam Skydell and Associates has partnered with BounceU to offer Sensory Bounce at the BounceU Nanuet location. Sensory Bounce is a fun form of therapy that promotes social skills.

New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

New York State Law Benefits Those Who Require ABA

A New York state law now requires insurances to cover up to 680 hours of applied behavior analysis for children with autism spectrum disorder.

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Finds New Home in Bedford

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship Finds New Home in Bedford

Endeavor Therapeutic Horsemanship, which provides horse therapy for those with special needs, found a new home in Bedford. The stable's instructors are certified by the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship.

Hudson Valley Visiting Pets Bring Comfort and Cheer to the Community

Hudson Valley Visiting Pets Bring Comfort and Cheer to the Community

Dogs and other animals that participate in the Hudson Valley Visiting Pets Program bring animal-assisted therapy to nursing homes, hospitals, schools, juvenile detention centers, and more, spreading cheer and comfort to special communities.

Children’s Therapy and Learning Center Opens in Fairfield

Children’s Therapy and Learning Center Opens in Fairfield

Children's Therapy and Learning Center recently opened in Fairfield. The center offers therapies, including speech, physical, and occupational, educational services, including tutoring, Handwriting without Tears, and support, as well as interventions.

School for Children with Special Needs Expands Therapy services

School for Children with Special Needs Expands Therapy services

The Hagedorn Little Village School, Jack Joel Center for Special Children, a school for children with special needs, has expanded its therapy services with the opening of a sensory gym.

Chatty Child Incorporates Music Therapy

Chatty Child Incorporates Music Therapy

Chatty Child, which offers speech, occupational, and feeding therapy, recently introduced a new program that focuses on music therapy for children in Manhattan. The music therapy program are group sessions and helps children develop pre-academic skills. The Tribeca therapy center also offers Handwriting Without Tears.

Norwalk Health Center Treats Patients Holistically

Norwalk Health Center Treats Patients Holistically

Stephanie Soalt, ND, MS, LMT, who treats patients with special needs holistically, recently opened a Norwalk location of the Body Intelligence Holistic Health Center. Dr. Soalt combines naturopathy and creative therapies to help patients improve their quality of life.

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

Groups Help Children Gain Social Skills

Upper West Side’s Team Esteem helps children who have social, emotional, and behavioral challenges through social skills groups, art therapy, and facilitated play dates. Children gain social skills, communication skills, self-esteem, problem-solving skills, and more.

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

How Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Work?

Experts from the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies explain what cognitive behavioral therapies are, common CBT treatment strategies, and what you can expect during and after CBT treatment sessions for anxiety or a related disorder.

Bossy Frog Band Leader Offers Music Classes, Music Therapy

Bossy Frog Band Leader Offers Music Classes, Music Therapy

In addition to releasing The Bossy Frog Band's new album "15 Songs Every Kid Should Know (and will LOVE)!", lead singer and certified music therapist Jeffrey Friedberg now offers music classes for children in Rockland and Fairfield counties and music therapy for children with special needs in Rockland County.

Ask the Expert: What is Functional Disconnection Syndrome?

Ask the Expert: What is Functional Disconnection Syndrome?

Mark Goldenberg, DC, DABCN, FACFN, a board-certified chiropractic neurologist who specializes in the treatment of learning disabilities, dyslexia, ADD, and autism spectrum disorders, describes Functional Disconnection Syndrome, as well as some of its symptoms and treatments.

Kids Learning Loft Offers Animal Therapy, Social Skills Program

Kids Learning Loft Offers Animal Therapy, Social Skills Program

Williston Park-based therapy center for children with special needsWilliston Park-based therapy center for children with special needs now offers two new therapy programs: animal therapy and an after-school social skills peer-based program. The loft, which caters to children on the autism spectrum and with ADD or ADHD, also offers in-home therapy, speech therapy, and yoga, as well as consultation services.

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company to Expand in Second Season

Northeast Children's Theater Company, which is based in Fairfield, CT, will expand to offer more shows in the 2013-2014 season as well as arts education programs in CT schools and drama therapy for pediatric patients at Norwalk Hospital.

How Dogs Help Kids With Special Needs

How Dogs Help Kids With Special Needs

Service dogs aren’t just for the blind—they are more commonly being used to assist children with autism (and a variety of other disorders) in surprising ways.

Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?

Ask the Expert: How Does Yoga Help Kids with Special Needs?

Lindsay Malejko, co-founder of Prasanthi Studio in Westchester, explains how yoga can benefit kids who have special needs, how yoga classes are modified for children with special needs, and why she recommends yoga for parents of kids with special needs.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Get My Picky Eater to Try New Foods?

A therapist who treats children with feeding delays and disorders offers her tips for parents on how to get their picky eaters to eat new foods and try a variety of textures and tastes.

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

Ask the Expert: How Do You Treat Feeding Disorders in Children?

An NYC-based speech-language pathologist explains common treatments for feeding disorders in children, including how to treat reflux, low muscle tone, aspiration, and an oral sensory deficit.

Ask the Expert: What are feeding disorders, and what causes them?

Ask the Expert: What are feeding disorders, and what causes them?

A Manhattan speech-language pathologist explains the common types and causes of feeding disorders in children, including reflux, low muscle tone, structural issues, aspiration, and oral sensory deficits, and how they are diagnosed.

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

Ask the Expert: How Do I Know if My Child Should See Multiple Therapists?

If your child has special needs, a comprehensive approach to treatment that includes multiple therapists and other professionals will likely lead to more effective treatment and a faster recovery. Here, a psychologist with more than 20 years experience explains how to know when a comprehensive approach is right for your child as well as the benefits and challenges of this type of treatment.

New York Therapy Placement Services Re-Launches Saturday Program

New York Therapy Placement Services Re-Launches Saturday Program

New York Therapy Placement Services, which offers a variety of therapy services for kids in Port Jefferson including speech, occupational, and physical therapy, will re-launch its Saturday sensory motor and social skills groups for children.

New Canaan Mounted Troop Offers Horse Therapy Program

New Canaan Mounted Troop Offers Horse Therapy Program

New Canaan Mounted Troop, a nonprofit organization that teaches children to ride and take care of horses, will offer a Therapeutic Riding Program in the fall. The program will be led by two Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship certified instructors.




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