Select Region
Helping Parents Make Better Decisions
Parents: Does Your Child Have Special Health Care Needs?

HLVS Expands Preschool for Children on the Spectrum

HLVS Expands Preschool for Children on the Spectrum

Hagedorn Little Village School, a Seaford school that offers educational and therapeutic services for children with special needs, is adding two new preschool classes for children on the autism spectrum.

The Hagedorn Little Village School, located in Seaford, has been providing “the finest educational and therapeutic services to children with special needs and their families” for more than 46 years, says Jon Feingold, Ph.D., executive director. The school, which serves roughly 350 children ages newborn to 12 onsite has recently undergone a large expansion and will begin offering two new preschool classes for children on the autism spectrum this September.

“Our largest referral group is for preschool-aged children with an [autism] spectrum diagnosis,” Dr. Feingold says. The school decided to add the two new classes because of this high demand. These will be full-day classes with eight students each, one teacher, and three teaching assistants. These classes employ an Applied Behavior Analysis methodology, and students will be able to receive their therapies, including speech and occupational therapies, on-site.

With multiple speech and occupational therapists, and two state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy and sensory gyms onsite, Dr. Feingold says students will “benefit from the latest technology.” In addition, students will have access to SMART Boards and an extensive Augmentative Communication Program, which helps “children who are not able to communicate in more traditional ways to be able to communicate their wants and needs,” Dr. Feingold says.

Little Village School also offers related services off-site at daycare centers, preschools, and homes for children who “can benefit from therapy, but don’t require the intensity of a center-based program,” Dr. Feingold says. Parent and sibling support groups are also available at no cost. “Our staff [is] very well trained, very compassionate, and dedicated,” Dr. Feingold says. “Little Village makes sure we take care of [families], not just children.”

Tours of the school are available two Fridays a month.

Main photo: Students at Little Village School made signs and posters in support of Autism Awareness month.


Want more content like this? Get Great Family Activities!

More News Articles:

Jones Beach State Park Opens New West Games Area

Jones Beach State Park now offers a mini-golf course, refurbished tennis and shuffleboard courts, cornhole, and more.

Latest News:

Everything You Need to Know About Getting the COVID-19 Vaccine in New York

Updated Thursday, Jan. 14: Here's what you need to know about how to get the COVID-19 vaccine in New York City and throughout New York State.

Family Activities:

ONLINE Peace Pole Pioneers

Patchogue-Medford Library Jan. 15, 2021

Attend yhis virtual session and learn about peace poles and a special project you can earn servic...

Have a Laugh:

Best Memes of the Week for Parents

Here are the funniest parenting memes from Instagram, Facebook, and Reddit this week.

Author: Gwendolyn Plummer is a summer editorial intern and English major at Skidmore College. See More

Featured Listings:

Green Vale School (The)

Green Vale School (The)

Old Brookville , NY Green Vale is a coed, nonsectarian elementary school for Pre-Nursery through 8th Grade, drawing families from all over Long Island. Since 1923, a prog...

Dicker Reading Center of Westchester

Dicker Reading Center of Westchester

Scarsdale, NY The best one-on-one reading tutoring program in Westchester for K-12th grade. Our revolutionary reading program will teach any child to read, even chi...

Mandarin Discovery School

Mandarin Discovery School

Mandarin Discovery Preschool program is an immersive and creative program for children 3 to 5 years old. Children learn Mandarin with musical instrum...