We plan to start two social skills groups, both run by a licensed speech language therapist, on Saturday mornings, located at a new office in Windsor Terrace (19th Street and 8th Ave, Brooklyn). 1st session will be on December 1st, 2012.
We are recruiting children between the ages of 3 to 8; we work with children with and without diagnoses, such e.g. autism spectrum (PDD, Aspergers), language processing, speech language delay, social language delay, auditory processing disorder, Sensory Processing Disorder, language based learning disabilities, etc.
All children are screened and matched by social skills, interests, and availability. For younger children, we tend to use theme based learning and play, e.g. superheroes, popular TV characters, e.g. Dora the Explorer, etc, embedding social goals within each activity; Parent involvement is a plus.
Social skills groups typically require a 10 week commitment, and fees vary from $70-$80 per child per session; Sessions are approximately 1 hour long. We are considered out-of-network insurance providers.
For more information: http://brooklynletters.com/social-skills-training/
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What is Buspirone?
Buspirone is a medication which acts like serotonin, an important chemical involved with brain development
It is widely used to treat anxiety in adults and in general anxiety disorder in children
What is the purpose of the study?
The purpose of this study is to look at whether the medication buspirone can be safely and effectively used as a new treatment for children with autism
144 children throughout the United States ages 2-6 years who have been diagnosed with autism will take part in this study
How do I know if my child will qualify for this study?
Some of the criteria for participation include:
Male or Female 2-6 years of age
Diagnosis of autism based upon DSM-IV criteria, the Autism Diagnostic Interview, and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule
Informed consent provided by parent or legal guardian
What does the study involve?
This study involves 9 visits over 24-weeks and includes random assignment to 2.5mg buspirone, 5.0mg buspirone, or placebo (no active study medication). One of the visits involves an overnight/ 2 day trip to Detroit for a PET scan for you and your child if you choose to.
What will be done at the visits?
The first visit is an 8hr screening day, which involves blood work, a physical exam, psychological testing, and having the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule and Autism Diagnostic Interview
During the second visit your child can have a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) scan. It is a 3 hour day, but all PET scans for the study are done in Detroit at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
The remaining 7 visits will last 2-3hrs and will include dispensing of the study medication, measuring of the child’s vital signs, and questions about how the child has been feeling
There is also a follow-up portion of the study which allows children who participated in the first portion to receive active study medication for 24-weeks, and involves 7 visits.
Will I have to pay for this treatment?
There is no cost to you for your child’s participation in this study
Where will this study take place?
The study will take place at NYU Child Study Center
Who is conducting this study?
Dr. Ruth Nass
NYU Medical Center
In collaboration with several other medical centers across the country funded by an NIH grant.
How will I get more information about this study?
To obtain more information please contact:
NYU Child Study Center
Our speech language pathology department is passionate about our work: We are caring, supportive, and creative; the payoff- the children and students we work with are very excited to see us and they are proud of their accomplishments!
Our speech and language staff is growing. We welcome Suzanne Ashman-Kipervaser, M.S., CCC-SLP, Bilingual Speech Language Pathologist. She is a native bilingual Spanish English speaker. If you are interested in a bilingual Spanish (all ages) and French (toddler through preschool age) speech language evaluation, contact Suzanne at email@example.com
We are now offering speech and language services in the convenience of your Brooklyn, Queens, and Manhattan home in the following areas:
Brooklyn- Park Slope, Windsor Terrace, Carrol Gardens, Cobble & Boerum Hill, Fort Greene, Brooklyn Heights, Red Hook, Bay Ridge, Dyker Park, Dyker Heights, Bensonhurst, Williamsburg, Greenpoint, Bushwick, Kensington, Sunset Park, Ditmas Park, & Flatbush.
Queens- Sunnyside, Woodside, Long Island City, Astoria, Jamaica Estates, Hollis Hills, Fresh Meadows, Kew Gardens, Forest Hills, Bellerose
Manhattan Upper West Side, Gramercy Park, Midtown, Murray Hill, Flatiron District, Chelsea, Nolita, Soho, Greenwich Village, West Village, Battery Park City, Financial District, Lower East Side, East Village,
If you do not live in these neighborhoods and you are interested in speech language services, I am currently reserving spots for my Park Slope office (15th Street and 8th Ave) for the summer of 2011. Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We treat a wide variety of delays and learning needs, including children and students with the following: articulation/enunciation difficulties (e.g lisp, tongue thrust, and/or difficulty saying sounds, cleft, tongue tie), speech delay (including apraxia, oral motor difficulties, cleft palate), late talkers/language delay (including multilingual homes), expressive and receptive language disorders (language processing), autism spectrum, e.g. Asperger’s, pervasive developmental disorder (PDD), social language delays, central auditory processing disorder, language based learning disabilities (e.g. dyslexia), SEIT services, disfluency (stuttering), cluttering, and feeding delays (including picky eaters, oral motor delays, medically fragile), reading & writing disorders, and SAT preparation for struggling learners, including students with earning disabilities, and resonance disorders. We provide a unique reading intervention/remediation program that is specific to your child’s learning needs!
* Auditory Processing Therapy
* Bilingual and Spanish/French Evaluation & Therapy
* Feeding Evaluation/Consultation and Therapy
* Fluency Assessment and Therapy
* Language (Early Childhood)- Evaluation, Therapy & Remediation
* Language (School Age)- Evaluation, Therapy, & Remediation
* Literacy (Reading & Writing) Treatment
* Literacy Circle Group (4th-6th Grade)
* Parent Training (toddlers and preschoolers)
* Private Special Education Itinerant Services (SEIT)
* Social Skills Training
* Speech- Articulation/ Oral Motor / Phonology- Evaluation & Therapy
* Transition Planning (High School to College) for Students with Learning Disabilities
Our therapy is eclectic and we tailor it towards your child’s need. We have experience with Floortime, ABA, RDI, PECS, and experience with several communicative devices.
We are now offering SAT tutoring for students with learning needs. It’s time to start planning for the SATs! If your child has difficulty with test-taking, the SATs can be very stressful. Jocelyn Wood, speech language pathologist, has been working with children with speech and language disabilities and learning disabilities to help them feel more confident and prepared for college entrance tests. Together, we create goals and formulate a plan for achieving that goal. My work takes the child’s individual learning style into account and makes test prep fun and exciting! We use creative methods to introduce and learn vocabulary words, discover how to find grammatical errors on the writing section and create a fool-proof plan to have a high scoring essay. Your child will go into the test feeling much stronger and will achieve his/her goals!
Contact me for more information: email@example.com
Finally, welcome Lynn-Marie Herlihy, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist. Lynn provides occupational therapy evaluations, individual treatment sessions, parent and/or classroom consultations. She is an expert on sensory integration treatment, fine motor development, visual-motor and visual-perceptual deficits, and handwriting/pre-writing skills.
Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org
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