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UPDATED January 2019: Looking to find the best services in Westchester County for your child with special needs? Westchester offers parents support through a broad range of professional services for their children on the autism spectrum as well as kids with other behavioral and physical needs. Compiled here, parents can search for highly trained pediatric providers and counselors who can address your child’s challenges in learning, behavior, development, and speech. The Westchester County facilities in our directory offer highly trained providers in pediatric occupational therapy, speech pathology, and physical therapy. Many special needs facilities provide state-of-the-art sensory gyms and vestibular equipment. Search here for therapists, counselors, and other professional services for children with special needs and learning differences in Westchester County located in Mamaroneck, Mount Kisco, Port Chester, and White Plains, and New Haven, CT.
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LAZARSPEECH, GLORIA S. LAZAR, M.S, M. PHIL., C.C.C.
30 Birch Way, Tarrytown
As a licensed, certified speech-language pathologist and communications coach, Gloria Lazar has worked with children and adolescents for more than 30 years. With an individualized, caring approach, she assists in the improvement of speech, language, writing, and executive function skills. She works with difficulties in articulation, stuttering, expressive language, auditory processing, voice, organization, time management, and writing skills, including essays and interviews for college admissions. Developing and maintaining a student's self confidence as a communicator is the foundation of her approach.
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CENTER FOR AUTISM AND THE DEVELOPING BRAIN NEW YORK PRESBYTERIAN-WESTCHESTER DIVISION
21 Bloomingdale Road , White Plains
The Center for Autism and the Developing Brain in White Plains is recruiting children ages 5-17 with autism and an IQ of more than 70 to participate in the aV1ation study. The purpose of this study is to test whether an investigational medicine improves social functioning in children with ASD. Families will not have to pay for any study-related treatments, lab tests, or assessments. Participation lasts up to 39 weeks and families will be reimbursed $50 per visit. If interested, contact Micah Davoren at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 914-997-5587.
CREATIVE WONDERS THERAPY CENTER
470 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 204, White Plains
914-421-8270 ext. 1
Creative Wonders is a pediatric therapy center with seasoned occupational, physical, and speech therapists. Our therapists have significant training in many areas including sensory integration, PROMPT, and therapeutic listening. Our professional team collaborates closely with families to provide carryover activities for the home setting to maximize a child’s progress. Our state-of-the-art facility features a sensory gym that includes a “crash” pit, climbing wall, and vestibular equipment including various suspension swings.
DEVELOPMENTAL STEPS L.L.C.
388 Westchester Ave. Suite 1A-1B , Port Chester
272 N Bedford Road Suite G101-102, Mount Kisco
Developmental Steps, L.L.C. is a pediatric physical therapy practice that delivers solutions for children challenged by developmental or physical issues as well as sports specific strengthening and training opportunities. Serving Westchester County and beyond from locations in Port Chester and Mount Kisco, Developmental Steps is owned and managed by licensed physical therapist Joe Kiefer; our highly trained staff is proud to offer compassion to parents and children throughout their treatment. We pride ourselves upon treating every child receiving physical therapy with us as if they were our own family!
The Institute for Children with Autism and Related Disorders, Inc. (ICA) was founded in 2000. With offices in Riverhead, Melville, and White Plains, ICA’s mission is to provide state-of-the-science consultation directly to students, their families, and the school districts and community agencies that serve them. Presently, ICA is working with the majority of school districts on Long Island, and several in Westchester County, providing technical assistance and training to administrators, educators, and related staff. For more information, contact Eric Frantino at email@example.com, or 646-831-0378.
WESTCHESTER THERAPY SOLUTIONS
450 Mamaroneck Ave., Suite 412 , Harrison
Since 1990, Donna Klein, founder and director of Westchester Therapy Solutions, has provided outstanding Pediatric OT, PT, Speech/Language, and Feeding therapy services. Under Donna’s leadership WTS has grown to become one of Westchester’s leading pediatric therapy providers. As of February, 2017 WTS has expanded and moved to a new therapy gym which is full of state-of-the-art equipment and includes a pirate ship, climbing wall, toddler zone, school age play space, sensory exploration room and speech clinic. They have plenty of parking and there is a cafeteria and daycare center in the building.
If you or your child are between 3 and 40 years of age, you can play an important role in research by participating in our study to help us learn about brain development. The McPartland Lab at the Yale School of Medicine is seeking individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Schizophrenia, or Typically Developing children and adults. Participants will receive a clinical evaluation and report, as well as compensation up to $350. To learn more, contact Erin MacDonnell at firstname.lastname@example.org or 203-737-3439.