Professional Services, Counselors, Therapies, and Legal Services for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

Professional Services, Counselors, Therapies, and Legal Services for Children with Special Needs on Long Island

UPDATED December 2018: Looking for the necessary services and therapies on Long Island for your child with special needs might need can be a daunting task, so we found some of the best providers, from legal and advocacy services for children specia...

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Alternatives for Children in Aquebogue Expands to Include Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym and Speech Therapy Treatment Areas

Alternatives for Children in Aquebogue Expands to Include Physical and Occupational Therapy Gym and Speech Therapy Treatment Areas

Alternatives for Children Aquebogue expanded this January to include two spacious, accessible classrooms, a physical and occupational therapy gym, speech therapy treatment areas, and an expanded office space.

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Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

Pediatric Occupational Therapy Center Opens Orangeburg Location

SPOTS, Special Programs in Occupational Therapy Services, opened a location in Orangeburg in September, which serves children ages 1½-16 and their families.

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Sensory Bounce Therapy Now Offered at BounceU of Brooklyn

Sensory Bounce Therapy Now Offered at BounceU of Brooklyn

Sensory Bounce Therapy is a structured, dynamic, sensory motor and social skills therapy group for children ages 3-11 with special needs including autism, ADHD, and motor or social difficulties.

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Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

Physical Therapy Options Expands Practice for Pediatric Clients

Physical Therapy Options, a physical therapy clinic in Garden City, has expanded its practice for pediatric clients by adding a pediatric therapy room designed specifically for pediatric patients and expanding its programming.

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Developmental Steps Adds Free Sports Clinics and Videos for Kids

Developmental Steps Adds Free Sports Clinics and Videos for Kids

Developmental Steps, LLC has added free Sports Clinics and online videos, which are offered through the pediatric physical therapy center's Mount Kisco and Port Chester locations.

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Pediatric Therapy Center Moves to Harrison

Pediatric Therapy Center Moves to Harrison

Westchester Therapy Solutions moved from White Plains to Harrison and opened its state-of-the-art location in February.

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Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Valley Stream OT Practice Uses Rock Climbing to Improve Handwriting

Occupational Therapy for Productive Living, an OT practice in Valley Stream, now offers a handwriting readiness program to prepare children for school.

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Day Care and Special Education Service Provider Opens in Dix Hills

Alternatives for Children, a day care and special needs services provider, recently opened in Dix Hills. The center is licensed by New York State Office of Children and Family Services, and follows the National Association for Education of Young Ch...

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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 interventio...

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Keep Moving Forward Creates Independence Through Physical Therapy

Keep Moving Forward, an intensive physical therapy facility for children with special needs in Nassau County, recently opened in Garden City.

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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.

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Aim High Speech and Occupational Therapy Services is Now Hiring an OT

The speech therapists at Aim High Speech and Occupational Therapy Services are currently hiring an occupational therapist. The Forest Hills therapy center offers speech therapy services, as well as bilingual therapy services, including Russian-Engl...

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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 sk...

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Los Ninos Expands Early Intervention Services to Staten Island

Los Ninos, which provides on-site and in-home ABA services for young children with autism and developmental delays, has taken over the organization formerly known as CHIP on Staten Island, where it will expand its early intervention services.

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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.

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Sensory Overload

Tantrums, clumsiness, and ‘immaturity’ all could point to problems taking in the world, which could mean your kid has sensory processing issues.

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The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

The Benefits of Martial Arts for Kids

From kung fu to tae kwon do to karate, martial arts have many benefits and great appeal for kids. Here's what you need to know before you enroll your little ninja.

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How Technology Can Help Children with Special Needs

Innovative technology, including iPad apps and adaptable motorized wheelchairs, is revolutionizing the way many children with special needs communicate and experience the world.

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Ask the Expert: How Can I Get My Child with Autism to Engage in Less Self-Stimulation?

We asked Michelle Colletti, an occupational therapist who practices in the NYC area, to give her insight on a question that often arises for parents of kids with autism: If my child is self-absorbed and often engages in self-stimulation, how can I ...

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