Group Programs

 

Los Niños Services Parent/Child Developmental Groups

The Developmental (Speech) Group is designed to enhance children’s overall speech and language development. These groups are a particular benefit to children who have communication delays and encourage socialization among same age peers.

The Parent-Child (Speech) Group is designed to assist parents with the carryover of language techniques used in the Developmental (Speech) Group. This half hour session allows parents to learn such techniques and practice them at home in the child’s natural environment. This session also gives parents the opportunity to obtain information about their child’s speech development, share ideas and learn from a professional and one another.

Los Niños Services presently conducts group sessions twice a week. Families who live in Manhattan and lower Bronx can be included in these groups. The groups are held on Wednesdays and Fridays. Transportation is approved on a need basis.

Group 1

  • 11:30-12:30pm: Developmental (Speech) Group
  • 12:30-1:00pm: Parent/Child Group

Important Information:

  • Groups are conducted bilingually in Spanish and are run by a bilingual (Spanish) Speech Pathologist.
  • Parent(s)/caregiver(s) MUST attend sessions with the child

Los Niños Services Staten Island Center presently conducts daily enhanced developmental group and basic developmental group sessions during the week. Our unique model is designed to meet the educational, speech and language, behavioral, and motor needs of a developing child, as well as, to provide an opportunity for facilitated socialization. We employ a multi-sensory and trans-disciplinary team approach to assess the strengths and meet the needs of each child and family. We strive to provide the highest quality, specialized intervention services to children and their families, with the goal of fostering and developing the necessary foundation skills to ensure future success. This is offered for children in EI 0-3 years.

The center provides the following services: Early Intervention Enhanced Developmental Group with a 1:1 Aid, Basic Early Intervention Developmental Group with a 1:1 Aid, and Applied Behavior Analysis (in the classroom) utilized as a foundation for facilitating positive behavior and learning.

The center’s physical setting is: Classrooms, Classroom gym, Individual rooms used for musical play and sensory integration activities.

Morning Group 1

  • 8:30-10:30am

Morning/Afternoon Group 2

  • 10:45-12:45pm

Los Niños Services Westchester Center presently conducts daily enhanced developmental group sessions during the week. Some classes are offered in the morning and in the afternoon. Our unique model is designed to meet the educational, speech and language, behavioral, and motor needs of a developing child, as well as, to provide an opportunity for facilitated socialization. We employ a multi-sensory and trans-disciplinary team approach to assess the strengths and meet the needs of each child and family. We strive to provide the highest quality, specialized intervention services to children and their families, with the goal of fostering and developing the necessary foundation skills to ensure future success. This is offered for children in EI 0-3 years and children in CPSE/Preschool 3-5 years.

The center also provides the following related services: Occupational Therapy-Sensory Integration Techniques, Listening Therapy (Tomatis Solisten), Physical Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy- including PROMPT, feeding, PECS, and Applied Behavior Analysis (individual and group in the classroom) utilized as a foundation for facilitating positive behavior and learning.

The center’s physical setting is: Classrooms, OT gym, PT gym, Classroom gym, Individual speech and ABA treatment rooms on two floors, and an Outdoor playground.

Morning Group

  • 9:00-11:30am

Afternoon Group

  • 12:45-3:15pm

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services:

New York City Westchester County
311 914-813-5094

Someone else can help you make the referral to the Early Intervention Program if you wish. If your child is found to be eligible for services by someone approved to perform this evaluation, you, county staff, and other team members will make a plan to help your child – and your family.

Early intervention services in your plan and authorized by the county are provided at no cost to you. The county will arrange for the services to be provided and will choose the provider based on the needs of your child and family. Your child’s health insurance may be used to cover some of the costs. All other costs for EIP services are paid for by your county and New York State.

Early intervention services are provided where it’s best for the child – in places such as your home, day care, or other community settings. The EIP covers the cost of early intervention services only. The EIP does not pay for day care or other fees charged by community settings.

Los Niños Services is approved by New York State and has contracts with New York City and Westchester County to provide early intervention services.