Our children are doing so well. It still amazes us. When we watch them at the playground or at gymnastics, we still can't get over it. Can you believe they are in kindergarten! Our daughter is taking ballet now and she even speaks in class. We can understand our son and so can his friends. —Mother of twins When our older daughter needed speech, Achieving Milestones Staff Susan Miron, MA, OTR/L, SAS Program Director [email protected] Tamara King Administrative Assistant [email protected] Services offered in the home, community or our facilities: Achieving Milestones 333 Pelham Road New Rochelle, NY 10805 Satellite location: Laury Garofano, Program Coordinator occupational and physical therapy as a Rosenthal JCC of N. Westchester toddler, we didn’t know what to expect. 600 Bear Ridge Road Pleasantville, NY 10570 The therapists from Achieving Milestones worked with us with compassion, skill and caring, and, within a year, our daughter was talking nonstop, climbing the rock wall at the playground and “graduating” from therapy. When we realized that our younger son needed speech therapy, we happily reached out to the team at Achieving Milestones, knowing that we are in the best of hands with this agency, which always puts the family first. —Mother of siblings WJCS Mary J. Blige Center 489 South Broadway Yonkers, NY 10705 WJCS is an approved provider of EI Services and is under contract with Westchester County to deliver EIP services which are funded and regulated by the NYS Department of Health and Education and in Westchester by the County Department of Health (DOH). Achieving Milestones is a NYS program funded by Westchester County. To access the EI Program children must be referred to the Westchester County DOH at 813-5094. Children's eligibility is established by state-approved agencies that have an active contract with the DOH. Once eligibility is established, the County will arrange for a service provider to deliver approved services. All such services are identified in collaboration with the parent and DOH. Services are provided at no out-ofpocket costs but health insurance will be accessed for reimbursement. If services are delivered in a day care, nursery school or other community setting, the parent is responsible for paying any costs. Achieving Milestones Building skills one step at a time A program of WJCS Strengthening lives… Shaping futures www.wjcs.com “Like” us on Facebook Achieving Milestones services enhance your child’s development, building skills for learning. Experts agree that early detection and therapeutic treatment of developmental delays in young children improves future outcomes. Comprehensive evaluations and services are Provided to children ages birth through preschool. Our licensed professionals have been trained in techniques such as sensory integration, listening program, brain gym, prompt, and feeding. Our social workers have specialized training in evidenced-based practices including Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Functional Behavior Assessments and Parent Management Training (PMT). Services available include: ♦ Achieving Milestones’ experienced and talented licensed therapists are available throughout Westchester County. We work in the comfort of your home, child’s nursery school or at one of our facilities. Our therapists are dedicated to working with you and your family to understand your concerns and priorities. Developmental assessments in the areas of cognitive, communication, motor, social emotional and adaptive skills conducted by special education teachers or psychologists. Bilingual evaluations available. ♦ Psychological evaluations for cognitive testing, behavior, developmental or diagnostic concerns. Use of the ADOS to rule out autism. ♦ Speech, occupational or physical therapy evaluations ♦ Individual treatment provided by occupational, physical and speech therapists, special education teachers, psychologists and/or social workers. ♦ Developmental groups for children age 18 months to 3 years ♦ Parent Child Group lead by certified/licensed professionals ♦ Ongoing service coordination for children in the Early Intervention Program ♦ Consultation, workshops and in-service programs for parents, schools and community programs. MISSION Achieving Milestones’ mission is for children to achieve their fullest learning potential. Our professionals help children become more autonomous, self-confident and emotionally ready for the variety of environments in which they need to function. The program focuses on a child’s strengths, while providing therapy in a fun and therapeutic manner. DEVELOPMENTAL AREAS Therapists help children in all areas of development such as communication, oralmotor, feeding, play, sensory motor, fine and gross motor, cognitive, attention, behavior and social emotional skills. FAMILIES Families are an integral part of the Achieving Milestones team. Parents are encouraged to sit in during sessions and learn through “facilitated” observation, “interactive” coaching, modeling and practice of techniques. INDIVIDUAL APPROACHES Achieving Milestones establishes individualized goals for each child by developing treatment strategies in accordance with the child’s learning style.
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