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Q: If there are only concerns about Speech, why does a child need an evaluation of cognitive functioning?
A: Delays in one area may impact upon other areas of learning. In order to ensure that all areas are developing appropriately, a psychological evaluation is conducted.
Q: What if my child has a developmental delay?
A: If you have concern about your child’s development, you can call the New York City Early Intervention Program at 311 to refer your child or the following numbers for Westchester (914-813-5094) and Nassau Counties (516-227-8661).
Q: What happens if my child is found eligible?
A: If a child is found eligible for the Early Intervention Program (EIP), all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. You will be able to select the provider agency, or agencies, that will work with your child and family.
Q: How do I refer my child to your program?
A: Please give us a call at 718-636-0424 for information.
Q: Will my child be classified or labeled?
A: Before the age of 3, there is no classification. After age three, a classification of “preschool student with a disability” is used for children who meet the criteria for services. After age four, there is a list of classifications. Your local school district can provide you with additional information.
Q: What happens when a child turns three years old?
A: Children receiving Early Intervention Services, at approximately 3 years of age, a discussion regarding further educational planning will be scheduled at the committee on Preschool Special Education.