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Park Slope Speech Therapy by a Speech Language Pathologist

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If you are a Park Slope or Windsor Terrace parent concerned about your young child’s speech, language, and/or communication development, you have come to the right place! Brooklyn Letters will add one of the top New York City speech language therapists to our team. Meet Dr. Michelle MacRoy-Higgins, Assistant Professor at Hunter College and South Slope resident. Her clinical and research interests include speech language delays in young children and she is a seasoned therapist!

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Assessment [NYU] for Children and Adolescents with Symptoms Related to Autism and and ADHD

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We, at the NYU Child Study Center, are researching brain function in children with and without autism spectrum disorders.
Participation consists of 2-3 visits, which include a no-cost diagnostic/ psychoeducational evaluation and an fMRI scan. Upon completion of the study, families will receive a written report summarizing the results of the evaluation. Participation is voluntary and compensation will be provided.

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Brooklyn & Manhattan Neuropsychological & Psychoeducational Evaluation- Dr. Whitman Child and Adult Neuropsychologist

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The beginning of the school year is an ideal time to consider a neuropsychological evaluation for your child if he/she is struggling. Given this, Dr. Whitman is currently offering a Fall 2011 Special: 25% off evaluation fees. Please contact her directly for further information. Dr. Whitman offers free consultation by phone or e-mail.

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Fragile X in the Classroom: Helping Students Re-gain Composure, by Laurie Yankowitz, Ed.D., Educational Therapist

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Students with Fragile X Syndrome seem to often be described like the mythical girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead: when they are good, they are very very good, and when they are ?bad? they are …well, let?s just say quite disruptive. What accounts
for our lovable, good-natured, eager to please angels morphing into Tasmanian devils quicker than you can say ?Fragile what??

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Supporting Your Child?s Sensory Development At Home by Lynn-Marie Herlihy, MS, OTR/L, Occupational Therapist

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As a new parent to an 9-month old boy, I busy myself reading child development books and checking online resources, to assure myself that he is meeting his developmental milestones each month. While we are playing and having fun, I am assessing his emerging gross and fine motor skills, listening to his burgeoning language, and marveling at his cognitive gains.

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