Early Intervention is a national program which is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and administered at the County level through each county’s Department of Health. It provides a variety of services to children under 3 years of age who have a confirmed disability or established developmental delay, as defined by the State, in one or more of the following areas of development: physical, cognitive, communication, social-emotional and/or adaptive. Therapeutic and support services offered to eligible children under 3 years of age and their families, including:
- Family Training
- Special Instruction (including ABA)
- On-going Service Coordination
- Occupational Therapy
- Parent-Child Groups
- Speech Therapy
- Social Work
If you have concerns about your child’s development you should call your county’s Early Intervention Official for information about their local program or to refer your child.
To learn more about the Early Intervention Program visit the New York State Department of Health and click on the tab entitled “Early Intervention Program”.
EDUCATION (Preschool through Grade 12)
Dynamic Center provides many educational services in addition to Early Intervention for children from 3 years – 5 years; and school age children from 5 years of age through Grade 12. The services follow a child’s Individualized Education Program (IEP) and may include one of more of the following:
- Applied Behavioral Analysis Programs
- Home Instruction
- Ortin Gillingham Tutoring Classes
- Personalized Tutoring Pre K – Grade 12
- Special Education Itinerant Teaching Services
To learn more about the Preschool Special Education Program visit the New York State Department of Education’s website or contact your local School District.
APPLIED BEHAVIORAL ANALYSIS (ABA)
The teachers, therapists and families at Dynamic Therapy & Learning understand that Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is one effective method of teaching children with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism and autism spectrum disorders. We combine the systematic elements of ABA with an integrated team approach to create a successful learning environment for the child. It is felt that children learn best from functional and meaningful experiences. We also understand the importance of creating opportunities for generalization and socialization
CORE, SUPPLEMENTAL (MULTI-DISCIPLINARY) AND EDUCATIONAL EVALUATIONS
Dymamic Therapy & Learning provides assessments for Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Education. Therapists must use the most current testing instruments approved by the Agency. Evaluations can be provided to children ages birth through school age. Specific Assessments may also include a follow-up parent consultation to discuss the following: test results, implications, recommendations and individualized goals and objectives.
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY/PHYSICAL THERAPY
Our Occupational and Physical Therapists continue to increase their training in all areas including Sensory Integration as well as Motor Skills. Our Therapists are required to follow the NYS Department of Health Guidelines as mandated by their specific discipline/license.
Our Speech Therapists are trained in oral-motor and feeding therapy. Therapists are required to follow NYS Licensure Guidelines as well as ASHA Guidelines. Our Therapists stay current with the latest techniques by attending conferences within and outside the Agency. Therapists also exhibit training in the following areas:
- Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)
- PROMPT Certified
Our Speech Instruction Teachers are certified by the New York State Department of Education and abide by all Department of Education regulations. They also attend in-service and outside conferences and courses in order to maintain the most current techniques in the educational field.
Dynamic Therapy and Learning is always introducing new and innovative ways to combine learning with social settings for children that are fun. We periodically have Social Skills Workshops, Speech Camps, etc. and advertise these classes in the local papers.