UPDATED NOVEMBER 2014: Our health and wellness guide to Manhattan features everything you need to keep your family healthy, including doctors and pediatricians, dentists and orthodontists, hospitals and medical centers, therapists and specialists, gyms and fitness programs, and more!
ACADEMICS WEST: TUTORING, COACHING & COGNITIVE REMEDIATION
124 W. 79th St., Suite 1B, New York
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Academics West’s mission is to improve the academic and personal functioning of students by using scientifically grounded interventions. Created by Dr. Jeffrey Kassinove and Evan Flamenbaun, this unique and specialized approach uses a student’s psychological and academic profile to drive learning and create effective compensatory strategies. Clinical knowledge is infused into academic interventions, which enhances the overall social-emotional and academic functioning of students. Our educational team, managed by an educational psychologist, develops a strategic plan with each student, which includes communicating with all members of each child’s support system.
Upper East Side, 555 E. 90th St,
Battery Park City
212 North End Ave. (at Murray Street)
From swim to gym, Asphalt Green has something for everyone in the family. With first-class campuses on the Upper East Side and Battery Park City, Asphalt Green is the home to world-class swim, sports, and fitness programs. Children ages 4 months and older can take swim classes progressing from a warm-water, moveable-bottom, teaching pool to a deep-water indoor lap pool. From toddlers to elite athletes on competitive teams, players of all levels and abilities can achieve their best in soccer, basketball, flag football, gymnastics, and more. Family and Passport memberships are available.
CHATTY CHILD SPEECH THERAPY, PLLC
325 Broadway, Suite 403, New York
Our state-of-the art, downtown Manhattan facility specializes in treating speech-language and feeding delays. Our highly trained therapists are passionate professionals who help each child reach his or her full potential. We work with the family to develop individual and group sessions based on each child’s needs and goals. We are PROMPT-trained with experience treating articulation, apraxia, language, and feeding delays. Payment options: Private pay, EI, and DOE cases accepted. Quality OT services are provided on-site by our partner, Sonya Kashlan, M.S. OT/L.
CHELSEA PIERS SPORTS AND ENTERTAINMENT COMPLEX
West 23rd Street and Hudson River Park, NYC
Chelsea Piers is a 28-acre sports village located on three historic Hudson River piers, offering Manhattan’s best sports programming for children ages 12 months-17 years. Children enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, including a gymnastics center, rock-climbing wall, indoor soccer fields, basketball courts, batting cages, two indoor ice rinks, high-tech golf driving range, 40-lane bowling center, and Little Athletes Exploration Center. For gymnastics, basketball, soccer, baseball, rock climbing, and other sports programs, call 212-336-6500. For ice-skating or hockey programs, call 212-336-6100. For junior golf programs, call 212-336-6400. For bowling, call 212-835-BOWL (2695).
As the New York State Catholic Health Plan, Fidelis Care offers quality, affordable coverage for children and adults of all ages and at all stages of life, including products available through New York State of Health: The Official Health Plan Marketplace. With more than 900,000 members in 59 counties statewide, Fidelis Care was founded on the belief that all New Yorkers should have access to affordable, quality health insurance. For more information, call Fidelis Care at 888-FIDELIS (888-343-3547) or visit fideliscare.org.
Gotham Synchro sponsors year-round synchronized swimming lessons and programs in Manhattan and Westchester County. The youth competitive program competes as the Ramapo Aquamasters. Gotham Synchro is also a performance group that gives professional synchronized swim performances. Synchronized swimming is a performance sport which is performed in deep water. Swimmers learn basic swimming strokes, kicks, and stunts that are choreographed into routines that may be performed in front of judges or an audience. Swimmers develop skill, flexibility, strength, and endurance, allowing them to move through the water with ease, confidence, strength, and grace.
JOAN PERSKY, M.S., CCC-SLP SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
Upper West Side,
Seventeen years of experience with expressive and receptive language, auditory processing, academic writing, hard-of-hearing, and cochlear implants. Each child receives an individual treatment plan focusing on his or her unique learning style. ASHA certified, New York state-licensed, Upper West Side office.
244 E. 84th St.,
25 Hubbels Drive, Mount Kisco
Jodi's Gym has been providing New York kids the highest level of fun and fitness for 33 years! Their step-by-step, no-fail approach ensures that every child feels a sense of accomplishment. From the tiniest tumblers to advanced gymnasts (9 months to 12 years), there is something for everyone. They offer parent/child gym and music classes, gymnastics (3 to 12 years), pre-school alternative, summer and holiday break camps, free playtime and perks for members, play groups, private lessons, and the best birthday parties ever.
939 Eigth Ave., NYC
227 E.81st St., NYC
30 Myano Lane, Stamford
2 Haven Ave., Port Washington, NY
Licenders is the premier, all-natural service for the screening and removal of head lice. Free screenings in all four Licenders locations after camp and before school! Walk-ins welcome, no appointment necessary. Free Air-Alle (LouseBuster) treatment with service. Licenders has been helping families, schools, camps, and pediatricians get rid of lice for 17 years. We have four treatment centers in Manhattan, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Long Island. Open seven days a week! House calls available. Many insurance companies have a flex and health account to cover this service.
THE LITTLE GYM
777 White Plains Road, Scarsdale
2121 Broadway, 2nd Floor (between 74th and 75th streets)
Upper West Side, Manhattan
207 E. 94th St. (between Second and Third avenues)
Upper East Side, Manhattan
28 Franklin Turnpike Waldwick, NJ
The Little Gym is an exercise and motor development center offering gymnastics classes, sports skills development, dance, cheerleading, and karate classes for children ages 4 months to 12 years, in a loving, non-competitive environment. Qualified instructors implement programs designed to build self-esteem and confidence. An emphasis on music and fun encourages both physical and emotional growth. The Little Gym also offers summer camp, holiday camp, Parent Survival Night, and Awesome Birthday Bashes.
207 E. 94th St., New York
At the Seleni Institute we treat individuals, not disorders, with a 360-degree approach to reproductive and maternal mental health issues. From individual therapy and psychiatry, acupuncture and massage, to workshops and moms' groups, the Seleni Institute is the only center of its kind in NYC. We believe that when women are supported, they are able to best care for themselves, their children, and their families. We support women coping with depression and anxiety, infertility, miscarriage, stillbirth, pregnancy complications, relationship issues, and parenting and motherhood concerns. Learn more at seleni.org/care.
SOKOL NEW YORK
420 E. 71st St.,
Join the challenge. We run, we jump, we climb, and more at Sokol’s Tot, Pre-K, and K Developmental programs. Our experienced instructors teach skills that will transfer outside the gym and memories that will last a lifetime. Remember—we are a gym! Equipment changes and new skills are learned every four to five weeks. Our Baby Gym and year-round Open Gym sessions are new. Sokol continues to be inter-generational, steeped in history and tradition, where the philosophy is “a healthy mind in a healthy body.” Take the challenge and come grow with us!
STRUCTURE PERSONAL FITNESS
147 E. 72nd St., Suite 2F, New York
Looking for a fun, safe environment where your son or daughter can get fit this school year? Structure Personal Fitness' No. 1 goal is to change lives via improved self-esteem, movement, and body awareness. In addition, we teach youth how to move well, move often, and instill healthy habits that last a lifetime. Sign up with a friend or meet new ones! From weekly camps to semester-long to yearly coaching programs, Structure has a program for your son or daughter.
TAKE ME TO THE WATER SWIM SCHOOL
Various Downtown, East, and West Side Locations,
Take Me To The Water was established in 1984 and has more than 20 locations in New York and New Jersey. The school offers swim lessons for all levels and small classes in a safe, secure, and nourishing environment. Each child is given the individual attention they require. Instructors are trained to make sure all kids feel comfortable in the water before introducing new techniques. The program helps kids have lots of fun while building self-confidence, overcoming challenges, and achieving personal goals.