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Developmental Disability & Early Childhood Services

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PLEASE NOTE: In the event of a psychiatric emergency, call 9-1-1.

Clinical Services

Diagnostic evaluations are important for many in regards to connecting individuals and families to the right resources and supports. Comprehensive assessments and evaluations provide information about a person’s level of cognitive, academic, social-adaptive, and emotional functioning. We work with individuals across the life span. Our assessments are multi-disciplinary, capturing multiple areas of functioning, strengths and areas for growth.

Evaluations are provided to individuals who suspect they have an intellectual/developmental disability. Multi-disciplinary services are available for persons of all ages challenged with developmental, intellectual, autism, or neurological disabilities Clinical services are provided to individuals with an intellectual/developmental disability. Family and collateral work is also vital and a huge part of one’s treatment.

Services provided at the main clinic or a satellite site by appropriately licensed/certified practitioners may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Psychology
  • Speech and language pathology
  • Social work

Services can include any of the following: comprehensive diagnosis, treatment, counseling, speech/language/ occupational therapies, supportive services, preschool inclusion classes at Head Start, programs for children with autism spectrum disorders, specialized services for adults and parents.

Follow-up and advocacy services are available. Medicaid, Medicare, and some third-party insurance accepted.

Location: Elizabeth W. Pouch Center for Special People, 657 Castleton Avenue, Building A, Staten Island, NY 10301.

To learn more or schedule an appointment, please call 718-818-6570.

Early Childhood Related Services

Do you have a concern about your child’s emotions, behaviors or relationships? If you do, please reach out to us for support. In some cases, these concerns can have serious consequences for early learning, social competence, and lifelong physical health. Children can show characteristics of anxiety disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and neurodevelopmental disabilities, such as autism, at a very early age. Young children respond to and process emotional experiences and traumatic events in ways that are very different from older children and adults. Consequently, diagnosis in early childhood can be even more difficult than it is in adults. The Early Childhood Mental Health Program provides treatment for infants to children 5 years of age and their families. Our clinical staff uses evidence-based and trauma-focused therapies to develop personalized treatments to optimize positive outcomes.

Services include:

  • Comprehensive preschool evaluations
  • Early childhood mental health services
  • Parent-infant dyadic therapy
  • Family peer support services for the parents and caregivers
  • Special classes in an integrated setting (full day) for children 3-5 at our Osgood Head Start location

The Early Childhood Mental Health Program is offered at the Elizabeth W. Pouch Center for Special People, located at 657 Castleton Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301.

For more information, please call 718-818-6570.