Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

Professional Services for Kids and Families on Long Island

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UPDATED February 2018: A guide to professional family services in Nassau and Suffolk counties, including tutors, teachers, lawyers, financial planners, and more.

Dentists & Dental Providers

CUMMINGS FAMILY DENTAL
42 High St., Huntington
631-425-1650
Email cummingsfamilydentistry@aol.com

At Cummings Family Dentistry, we believe that a dentist and patient become a team. We spend time listening to understand your concerns and responding with the best treatment options for you. We follow up to make sure that pain is relieved, problems are resolved, and your health improves. Patients are informed about dental problems and treatments, because informed patients make better decisions about their health and well-being. Our practice offers the personal commitment you look for from a dentist. There's a story behind every smile...we'd like to be part of yours!

EHRENMAN & KHAN PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
959 Brush Hollow Road, Suite #101, Westbury
516-333-3033
Email kidds@optonline.net

Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry cares for all of your child’s oral health needs in a fun, kid-friendly environment that includes iPads and chairside TV monitors. Drs. Ehrenman and Khan are dedicated and trained to ease dental anxieties for young children as well as patients with special needs. Their years of advanced training include hospital and sedation dentistry. Please visit kidsteeth4li.com to learn more about what Ehrenman & Khan Pediatric Dentistry has to offer!

ISLAND ORTHODONTICS-HORIZON ORTHODONTICS
1150 Portion Road No. 13, Holtsville
631-698-2424

Horizon Orthodontics, a respected provider in your orthodontic care community. Our practice’s top priority is to provide you the highest quality orthodontic care in a friendly, comfortable environment. We utilize the latest technological advances in the industry, such as invisible ceramic braces and Invisalign®, along with the latest in computer technology to ensure that you receive the most effective care possible. Whether you’re an adult, adolescent or child, our knowledgeable doctors and staff are committed to helping you achieve the smile you deserve–a healthy, beautiful one!

MERRICK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
1756A Merrick Ave., Merrick
516-547-1997

Dr. Rania Elbaz is a board-certified pediatric dentist. She earned her dental degree from Columbia University. She then completed her pediatric dental training at UMDNJ-New Jersey Dental School. Dr. Elbaz loves working with children and strives to create a warm and fun environment that children look forward to visiting. Dr. Elbaz sees every patient in order to ensure consistency that is so important to young children. The office welcomes and gives extra time and attention to patients with special needs. The office also participates with most major insurance plans.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF NASSAU COUNTY
300 Garden City Plaza , Garden City
516-280-6734

Dr. Danielle Cooper received her degree in dental medicine and completed her two-year pediatric dental residency at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. She is a board-certified pediatric dentist specialized in treating children of all ages. She loves working with children every day and strives to make her patients feel comfortable, safe, and excited about their oral health. Her patients leaving with a smile is the best part of her day. In her free time Dr. Cooper enjoys reading, movies, good food, and spending quality time with her friends and family.

PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY OF SUFFOLK COUNTY
2171 Jericho Turnpike, Suite 145, Commack
631-486-6364
3237 Route 112, Building 6, Suite 7B, Medford
631-320-0880


Email mikeioannou@hotmail.com

Dr. Michael Ioannou, a native of Suffolk County, received his dental degree at the University of Connecticut-School of Dental Medicine, with a residency in pediatric dentistry from Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center. A friendly, patient dentist, Dr. Ioannou strives to make visiting the dentist a fun experience, all while providing exceptional dental care. He uses excellent behavioral management approaches, a child-friendly environment (TV and cartoons in all treatment rooms), and he sings to the patients! Dr. Ioannou currently participates with most insurance companies and has convenient evening and Saturday office hours.

SHINING SMILES PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY, P.C.
444 Community Drive #201 , Manhasset
516-487-5437

Dr. Rod is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He understands that visits to the dentist can be intimidating for young children, as well as their parents, so our friendly, gentle, and compassionate team is dedicated to making your child’s visit stress-free, pain-free, and fun! Dr. Rod understands that optimal oral health is a key part of systemic health. At our office we have no mercury fillings. All of our fillings and sealants do not contain BPA. We are also gluten-free and latex-free.

SUFFOLK PEDIATRIC DENTISTRY
8 Medical Drive, Port Jefferson Station
631-928-8585
6144 Route 25 A, Suite D20
Wading River
631-929-7575
750 Roanoke Ave.
Riverhead
631-727-8585


Email infoportjeff@suffolkpediatricdentistry.com

For 40 years, Suffolk Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics has provided dental care that's friendly, gentle, and compassionate. We provide preventive and comprehensive treatment for infants, children, and adolescents including sedation and general anesthesia dentistry. We strive to help our patients develop good oral hygiene habits, and beautiful healthy smiles. Our full-time orthodontist offers braces and Invisalign treatment to our patients. With three locations in Port Jefferson Station, Wading River, and Riverhead, we care for patients all over Suffolk County. Call one of our offices today.

Doctors & Medical Providers

CHIROMOM
2874 Merrick Road, Bellmore
516-221-1212
Email mychiromom@gmail.com

Dr. Dana Walters is a chiropractor specializing in prenatal and pediatric care. Dr. Walters has practiced in a variety of areas, including Manhattan’s Upper West Side, and has brought her passion for helping families discover the benefits of chiropractic care to Bellmore, as ChiroMom. ChiroMom offers chiropractic care utilizing techniques including immune boosting treatments, musculoskeletal and nutritional work, activator techniques, massage therapy, and lifestyle education. As a mom, Dr. Walters experiences first-hand how chiropractic care throughout pregnancy, birth, and childhood sets a solid foundation for greater health and well-being.

LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
lispeechandmyo.com
Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858


Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. There is a total of seven affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering evening and Saturday hours.

PEDIATRIC IMMEDIATE CARE
698 Manhattan Ave., Brooklyn
718-389-PEDS (7337)
150 E. Sunrise Highway, Suite 105, North Lindenhurst
631-956-PEDS (7337)
1077 W. Jericho Turnpike, Smithtown
631-864-PEDS (7337)


Pediatric Immediate Care is a team of hearts where kids come first. State-of-the-art medical office equipment allows us to deliver your test results during your visit. Kid-friendly; walk-ins welcome; most insurance plans accepted. Complete pediatric and adolescent care, as well as baby, camp, school, and sports physicals. Certified urgent care recommended by Urgent Care Association of America. Thirty years of dedication to our patients. The offices are open seven days a week including holidays, 8am-11pm.

RMG SPEECH PATHOLOGY RACHEAL MCINNES, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P. SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
775 Park Ave., Suite 255-4, Huntington
631-372-4142

Racheal Gardega McInnes, speech-language pathologist, is founder of RMG Speech Pathology, serving Huntington and the surrounding areas. Intensive, evidenced-based practice therapies are uniquely implemented to meet each individual’s needs. Treatment areas include expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency, voice disorders, auditory processing disorders, and feeding and swallowing disorders. We also offer diagnostic testing that can be used to substantiate needs. Convenient flexible schedules, private pay, and some insurance accepted.

Educational Consultants

STRATEGIC STAFFING WORKS
Serving Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island ,
631-649-6573
Email strategicstaffingworks@gmail.com

Offers workshops designed to help parents, family, and friends aid people with diverse abilities in their search for volunteer opportunities related to their field of college interest. Either sign up for a no-cost workshop and learn all the tools necessary, or register for a nine-week class that will not only show you all the tools you need but immerse you in the process. Topics will include determining areas of interest, finding mentorship opportunities, and 60 possible places for employment.

Financial Planning & Insurance

NEW YORK LIFE ALISON HACKETT
516-864-3576
Email ahackett@ft.newyorklife.com

As your local New York Life agent, I will work with you to identify your goals and customize the best products in college funding, retirement planning, mortgage protection, life insurance, and long-term care insurance. Protect what matters most.

Food & Nutrition

LITTLE VICKY’S
631-338-1722
Email littlevickys@yahoo.com

Little Vicky’s products are small batched with only the finest, natural ingredients. Real food, no junk. Products include Honey Butter, Garlic Honey, and Honey Lemonade sold at all Best Markets throughout Long Island and select Stop & Shops.

Legal Services

LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW COHEN
250 West 57th Street, Suite 1216
Manhattan
212-244-0595
1100 Franklin Avenue, Suite 305
Garden City
516-877-0595


Email ac@amcohenlaw.com

Andrew Cohen’s vast professional and personal experience has led him to become an author and frequent lecturer on special needs planning. In order to legally protect loved ones with disabilities, a comprehensive estate plan must consider the following: eligibility for government benefits, a supplemental needs trust, guardianship proceedings, and the letter of intent. The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen can help you achieve your objectives through careful legal planning, regardless of the size of your estate. All clients are provided with high quality service at a reasonable cost.

LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
534 Broadhollow Road, Suite 275, Melville
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer and is hearing Due Process Hearings in New York City.

Special Needs

ALTERNATIVES FOR CHILDREN
1116 Main Road, Aquebogue
631-722-2170
600 South Service Road, Dix Hills
631-271-0777
14 Research Way, East Setauket
631-331-6400
168 Hill St., Southampton
631-283-3272


Providing quality affordable day care and special education services since 1988. Creating a natural learning environment fostering each child’s development. Early Intervention and Preschool Special Education evaluation site and provider. Preschool special education, integrated classes, daycare classes taught by NYS special education early childhood teachers, and certified daycare staff promoting a child’s development through individualized instruction that will support them for the rest of their lives. Special education services of physical, occupational, and speech therapy provided by licensed therapists. Children leave Alternatives For Children ready to learn and ready for kindergarten.

DR. ELLEN T RICHER, EDUCATION CLINICIAN & COUNSELOR
Convenient Long Island Locations,
347-668-3676
Email etrdream@aol.com

With more than 20 years of research, observation, interaction, and listening Dr. Richer has pulled back the curtain surrounding underachieving, at-risk, and non-thriving students to expose these simple truths: all children, teens, and adults, will thrive when we invite them to thrive, and will invest in their own success when we invest in them, and help them feel connected, competent, and empowered to control their lives. We co-develop strategies to improve executive functioning, sensory processing, and social cognition challenges, and provide enrichment opportunities to engage and motivate highly capable yet underachieving children.

LAW OFFICES OF ANDREW COHEN
250 West 57th Street, Suite 1216
Manhattan
212-244-0595
1100 Franklin Avenue, Suite 305
Garden City
516-877-0595


Email ac@amcohenlaw.com

Andrew Cohen’s vast professional and personal experience has led him to become an author and frequent lecturer on special needs planning. In order to legally protect loved ones with disabilities, a comprehensive estate plan must consider the following: eligibility for government benefits, a supplemental needs trust, guardianship proceedings, and the letter of intent. The Law Offices of Andrew M. Cohen can help you achieve your objectives through careful legal planning, regardless of the size of your estate. All clients are provided with high quality service at a reasonable cost.

LAW OFFICES OF BRAD H. ROSKEN, P.L.L.C.
534 Broadhollow Road, Suite 275, Melville
631-379-9569
Email brad@specialedcounselor.com

School districts consult their attorneys, why shouldn’t you? Brad H. Rosken is an experienced trial attorney. He’s also a parent of a child with special needs. He knows how far to push a school district to obtain the maximum that your child is entitled to under law. He’ll guide you, decipher lingo, and develop effective strategies. He’s also a New York state-certified impartial hearing officer and is hearing Due Process Hearings in New York City.

LIFE’S WORC THE FAMILY CENTER FOR AUTISM
1501 Franklin Ave., , Garden City
516-741-9000

The Family Center for Autism provides a lifespan of services and programs to people with autism, a lifeline of support to families who love them, and a vital resource to the educators who teach them. Our spectrum of services includes: autism insurance services, birthday parties, art, music and movement classes, salon services, summer and school break camps, sports and fitness classes, culinary classes, parent programs, sibling support groups, social events, education and vocational programs, and behavior intervention services. Visit familycenterforautism.org for class schedules and information.

LITTLE OPTICS, INC.
192-07 Union Turnpike, Fresh Meadows
53-15 Roosevelt Ave.
Woodside, NY 11377
718-468-7500
hablamos espanol


Email littleopticsinc@yahoo.com

We provide eyeglasses and professional eye care for children, including infants, and young adults. Fitting children with glasses is a very different task than fitting an adult with glasses. Most children have serious medical issues like strabismus (crossed eyes) or amblyopia (lazy eyes). When we fit a child with glasses we start a relationship with them, as we will consistently see them during the year for adjustments as well as prescription changes. We alleviate any self-esteem issues associated with the stigma of wearing glasses. When your child leaves Little Optics, rest assured that they will feel confident.

LONG ISLAND CENTER FOR SPEECH AND MYOFUNCTIONAL THERAPY
Locations across Suffolk and Nassau: East Yaphank, Farmingville, Stony Brook, Commack, Jericho, Wantagh, and Lake Success
lispeechandmyo.com
Queens: 718-640-6767 Nassau: 516-216-1791 Suffolk: 631-689-6858


Janine Stiene, speech-language pathologist, is owner and operator of Long Island Center for Speech and Myofunctional Therapy. Along with her group of therapists, she supports families and children across Long Island, specializing in PROMPT, feeding, myofunctional therapy, voice disorders, fluency, augmentative communication, articulation, auditory processing disorders, and expressive and receptive language disorders (adults and children). Intensive feeding therapy for individuals who suffer from texture and consistency aversions, and FEES—Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing—are also offered. There is a total of seven affiliated offices across Long Island, all participating with most major health insurance companies and offering evening and Saturday hours.

RMG SPEECH PATHOLOGY RACHEAL MCINNES, M.A., C.C.C.-S.L.P. SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
775 Park Ave., Suite 255-4, Huntington
631-372-4142

Racheal Gardega McInnes, speech-language pathologist, is founder of RMG Speech Pathology, serving Huntington and the surrounding areas. Intensive, evidenced-based practice therapies are uniquely implemented to meet each individual’s needs. Treatment areas include expressive/receptive language disorders, articulation disorders, fluency, voice disorders, auditory processing disorders, and feeding and swallowing disorders. We also offer diagnostic testing that can be used to substantiate needs. Convenient flexible schedules, private pay, and some insurance accepted.

STEPS TO SOCIALIZATION
13 South Bayles Ave., Port Washington
516-767-0266

Steps to Socialization was created by Evelyn Kashinsky, a parent of children with special needs, to help children who have difficulty socializing. Steps to Socialization is more than just a social skills program. We teach children how to think socially, step by step. Working in small groups of three to four students, we cover a variety of topics, including how to establish and maintain friendships and initiating and maintaining conversations.

Special Needs Employment Services

STRATEGIC STAFFING WORKS
Serving Brooklyn, Queens, and Long Island ,
631-649-6573
Email strategicstaffingworks@gmail.com

Offers workshops designed to help parents, family, and friends aid people with diverse abilities in their search for employment and life-fulfilling volunteer opportunities. Either sign up for a no-cost workshop and learn all the tools necessary to strategically find fulfilling employment, or register for a nine-week class that will not only show you all the tools but immerse you in the process. Topics will include determining areas of interest, entrepreneurship, funding for privately owned businesses, discovering three employment themes and 60 possible places for employment.

Therapy & Counselors

DR. ELLEN T RICHER, EDUCATION CLINICIAN & COUNSELOR
Convenient Long Island Locations,
347-668-3676
Email etrdream@aol.com

With more than 20 years of research, observation, interaction, and listening Dr. Richer has pulled back the curtain surrounding underachieving, at-risk, and non-thriving students to expose these simple truths: all children, teens, and adults, will thrive when we invite them to thrive, and will invest in their own success when we invest in them, and help them feel connected, competent, and empowered to control their lives. We co-develop strategies to improve executive functioning, sensory processing, and social cognition challenges, and provide enrichment opportunities to engage and motivate highly capable yet underachieving children.

LOUIS E. MORA, PH.D., PSYCHOLOGIST P.C.
70 Glen Cove Road, suite 201, Roslyn Heights
347-740-5690
Email lmoraphd@gmail.com

Dr. Mora works with children and adults. He specializes in psychological testing, which helps improve diagnosing and treatment planning. Such testing includes neuropsychological testing, giftedness examinations, and evaluating for the presence of psychological disorders. This includes evaluating for ADHD and possible consequences of head injury. He has years of experience doing such testing with various populations. He earned his doctorate in clinical psychology and postdoctoral education in forensic psychology from St. John’s University. He is also an adjunct professor of psychology at St. Francis College.

Tutors & Test Prep

EYE LEVEL NASSAU
Eye Level Hicksville
760 S. Broadway, Hicksville
516-597 5300, Jyoti Dhingra
or 888-835-1212
Eye Level Williston Park
61 Hillside Ave.
Williston Park
516-747-7700, Alida Vucemilovich
or 888-835-1212
Eye Level New Hyde Park
Coming Soon!
516-226-0323, Min Bittaf
or 888-835-1212


Email mathew.miskiman@myeyelevel.com

Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic education, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-12. Our instructors are able to tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the students. With ongoing guidance of our instructors, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.

EYE LEVEL OF WILLISTON PARK
Eye Level of Williston Park, Williston Park
516-747-7700
Email enopi.willi@gmail.com

Many parents today are facing educational challenges and looking for answers to help their children succeed academically. Whether the immediate goal is for early learning, remedial education, or academic education, Eye Level is the answer. Eye Level offers math and English programs for ages 3-12. Our instructors are able to tailor a curriculum by understanding the learning abilities of the students. With ongoing guidance of our instructors, each student will set attainable goals and learn at a comfortable pace. With each success, the student grows more self-confident, self-motivated, and self-directed in the quest for knowledge.

MATHNASIUM LEARNING CENTERS
Five Towns
414 Central Ave., Cedarhurst
516-569-1500
Great Neck
11 Great Neck Road, Great Neck
516-482-MATH (6284)
Lynbrook
381 Sunrise Highway, Lynbrook
516-881-7997
New Hyde Park
810 Jericho Turnpike, New Hyde Park
516-616-MATH (6284)
Roslyn
217A Mineola Ave., Roslyn Heights
516-484-MATH (6284)


Mathnasium Learning Centers, the nation’s leading math-only learning center franchise with centers throughout Nassau County, specializes in teaching kids of all ages math in a way that makes sense to them. Students go to Mathnasium year-round to catch up, keep up, and get ahead in math. Our experienced math tutors utilize our proprietary teaching materials and techniques, The Mathnasium Method™, to deliver a customized learning plan designed to address each student's needs. Our instructional approach goes beyond traditional math tutoring to develop understanding and build a love for math.

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-360-0185
Email spyouth@optonline.net

St. Patrick Youth Enrichment and Learning Center offers programs for your child ages 1½ years–sixth grade. Playtime with Mommy, Separation for 2-year-olds, and our 3- 5-year-old enrichment occur Monday-Friday during the school year. We also offer before and aftercare. Readiness Skills can prepare your learner for the tasks that await them as they matriculate to primary schools in the area. A faith-based program offers a loving, caring environment. Enrollment is now being accepted. Call us soon!

ST. PATRICK YOUTH COMMUNITY-ST. PATRICK TUTORING CENTER
St. Patrick Church, Smithtown
631-360-0185
Email spyouth@optonline.net

St. Patrick Tutoring Center is here to assist your learner from grades kindergarten-12th. All subjects are taught in our facility at St. Patrick. Whether it is Catholic Entrance Exam Prep, SAT, Regents, or daily schoolwork, your child will feel more prepared and secure, knowing that they have worked toward mastering their subject matter. Contact Cindy for more information. Weekend hours are available. Reasonable rates are offered as well. Now is the time to prepare for the end of the year schedules.

SYLVAN LEARNING CENTERS OF MINEOLA AND HUNTINGTON
393 Jericho Turnpike, Mineola
516-743-9943
1160 E. Jericho Turnpike
Huntington
631-424-5600


Email sylvanlearning@optonline.net

Every child’s learning plan is unique! At Sylvan of Mineola and Huntington students are posed with challenges that are tailored to their specific skill set, mixing the best in teaching and technology, ensuring your child gets just what he or she needs. Advanced topics in math, enhancing writing skills, and learning how to interact with text on a higher level are just some of our many enriching opportunities. Robotics and coding programs are also fun enrichment activities to enhance your child’s after-school routine. Our team of college-readiness experts help teens with personalized SAT and ACT test prep.

VILLAGE EAST GIFTED - ENRICHMENT CENTER FOR THE GIFTED LEARNER
Village East Gifted of Huntington 33 Walt Whitman Road, Huntington Station
631-549-2313
Village East Gifted of Roslyn
216 Willis Ave., Roslyn Heights
631-549-2313


Email info@villageeastgifted.com

Village East Gifted® (VEG) offers a highly rigorous college preparatory program for gifted and talented students ages 2-16. Its curriculum prepares academically advanced students, from a very young age, for the Johns Hopkins CTY exam, SAT, ACT, early college admissions, and accelerated degree programs in Ivy League schools. Group and private classes are offered seven days a week providing accelerated instruction in advanced vocabulary enrichment, Latin, writing, global studies, world geography, study skills, STEAM, advanced linguistics, and creative problem solving. IQ scores of 130 or higher are required as well as teacher recommendations.


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