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Early Intervention2021-07-16T17:52:05+00:00
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Early Intervention

A state funded program, Healing Therapeutics Physical Therapy Part A, PLLC is an New York State approved Early Intervention Program (EIP) service provider agency. The agency is contracted with the State of New York to provide Physical and Occupational Therapy services in the city of New York (Bronx, Queens, Manhattan) and Westchester county.

The New York State Early Intervention Program is part of the national Early Intervention Program for infants and toddlers less than three years of age who have or are suspected of having a developmental delay and/or disability. First created by Congress in 1986 under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the EIP is a public program funded by the State of New York and county governments. As a publicly funded program Early Intervention services provided to eligible children and their families are provided at no out-of-pocket cost to parents and Health Insurance may also be accessed for reimbursement.*

In order to gain access to Early Intervention services contact your local municipality to inquire about services. They should be able to put you in contact with a State-approved evaluator under contract with the municipality to determine the child’s eligibility for the Early Intervention Program. If the child is found to be eligible for the EIP, all needed Early Intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. Please see the below list for the phone number of your local municipality:

In New York City: Call 311 and say that you want to refer a child to the Early Intervention Program.

*When Early Intervention services are delivered in a child care setting or community location (i.e. your child’s Day Care Center), those facilities may charge a fee for use of their space. This fee would then be the responsibility of the parent.

Plagiocephaly Evaluations

As an adjunct service Healing Therapeutics provides evaluations and assessments for the presence of plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and scaphocephaly (deformations typically caused by an infant lying in one position for too long). These conditions are more commonly known as “flat head syndrome.” While this condition in not typically concerning to your child’s brain development, severe cases can affect normal development. If indicated Healing Therapeutics can make recommendations for a shape forming helmet specifically designed to correct the shape of the child’s skull.

Además de todos los servicios que ofrece Healing Therapeutics, también podemos realizar evaluaciones para detectar la presencia de plagiocefalia, braquicefalia y escafocefalia (deformaciones generalmente causadas por un bebé acostado en una posición durante demasiado tiempo). Estas condiciones se conocen más comúnmente como “síndrome de cabeza plana”. Aunque esta condición no suele afectar al desarrollo del cerebro de su hijo, los casos graves pueden afectar el desarrollo normal. Si es detectado, Healing Therapeutics puede hacer recomendaciones para un casco moldeador diseñado específicamente para corregir la forma del cráneo del niño.

Please call our main office to schedule an initial consultation at 914-939-3143.

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