AUTISM & EI SERVICES
Big Apple Children Services provides the following services for children from birth to three years old with no out-of-pocket cost to parents and caregivers:
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA)
Big Apple Children Services utilizes state-of-the-art applied behavior analysis to help children with challenging behaviors to improve and maintain positive social interactions and learn new skills so that they can achieve their full potential.
Some children experience language and communication challenges. Big Apple Children Services’ speech therapists can help with different types of speech difficulties, as well as language-related challenges such as dyslexia and dyspraxia.
We help children learn how to eat or how to eat more effectively. Feeding therapy is ideal for extremely picky eaters with very limited diets and experience stress when trying new foods. Big Apple Children Services utilizes a team of occupational therapists, speech and language pathologists to achieve desirable outcomes.
At Big Apple Children Services our occupational therapists help children to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Our occupational therapy interventions help children with disabilities to fully participate in school and social situations.
Special Education Instruction
Big Apple Children Services provides infants, toddlers, and preschool-age children with developmental delays with instructional programs and supports targeting early intervention.
Developmental Evaluation Services
At Big Apple Children Services our child development experts carefully evaluate infants’ or toddler’s cognitive, verbal, social, emotional, and behavioral growth. Evaluations are conducted as early as six months of age, and each assessment is personalized to each child’s unique needs and is geared toward answering many questions about development, including diagnostic issues, strategies for intervention, and resources for special services.
Behavior Consultation Services
BACS specializes in providing intensive individualized treatment based on the principles of Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). We focus on increasing skills that will lead to increased involvement and independence in the home and community while decreasing problem behavior and barriers to learning. We assure a comprehensive, family-centered approach to Early Intervention. When decreasing challenging behaviors and increase more functional behaviors, we enhance the lives of our client's and their families.
Our Social Workers provide a variety of services geared toward the special needs of children and their families. The Social Worker acts as a liaison between the family and Early Intervention therapists, between family, therapists, and other health, mental health and social service providers. Consultation in areas of parent and child interaction, family dynamics, mental health, domestic violence and crisis intervention, complete family assessments, and referrals. Our Social Workers help assure a comprehensive family-centered approach to Early Intervention.