Services

"Education is the most powerful weapon which   you can use to change the world". Nelson Mandela
SERVICES

Bright Future for the Children specializes in the following services (each detailed further on this page):

  • Service Coordination

  • Special Instruction/ABA Therapy 

  • Speech and Language Therapy 

  • Occupational Therapy/OTA

  • Physical Therapy

  • Social Work

  • Evaluations

We have therapists/service coordinators in the following locations:

  • NYC (all 5 boroughs)

  • Westchester

  • Nassau

 

We also have therapists/service coordinators that speak the following languages:

  • Arabic

  • Bengali

  • English

  • Haitian-Creole

  • Polish

  • Russian

  • Spanish

  • Urdu

  • Yoruba

SERVICE COORDINATION

 

Service coordination must be provided to all children referred to Early Intervention as suspected of having a delay or disability. Since infants and toddlers with disabilities require a comprehensive array of services that may be provided by multiple agencies or individuals, federal and state laws require the provision of a service coordinator who is responsible for ensuring communication, collaboration, and coordination among providers of service to eligible children and their families.

SPECIAL INSTRUCTION / ABA THERAPY

Special Instruction Therapy

​Special Instruction Therapy is provided to children that do not have any diagnosis but requires assistance in developing their cognitive, social-emotional, and/or adaptive behavior skills. 

ABA Therapy​​

ABA stands for Applied Behavior Analysis. It is a type of therapy that has been recognized and endorsed by numerous agencies to be a safe and effective treatment for autism. Studies show that ABA techniques can help improve various skills such as the skills needed to successfully socialize, communicate, and play. It can help to improve relationships, self-care skills, as well as, school-related goals. It has been acknowledged that early help and intervention with therapy, such as ABA, can make a significant difference in a child's life.

SPEECH & LANGUAGE THERAPY

 

Speech-language therapy works to treat speech, expressive and receptive language, social communication, cognitive-communication, and swallowing disorders or delays. Some examples of Speech-language disorders/delays are below:

 

  • Difficulty producing speech sounds correctly or fluently

  • Trouble understanding others (receptive language) or sharing thoughts, ideas, and feelings (expressive language)

  • Trouble with the social use of verbal and nonverbal communication

  • Problems organizing thoughts, paying attention, remembering, planning, and/or problem-solving

  • Feeding and swallowing difficulties

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY

 

Occupational Therapy (OT/OTA) can work to improve a child's fine motor skills, sensory needs, and other aspects of a child's life, such as cognitive and physical abilities. 

PHYSICAL THERAPY

 

Physical Therapy (PT) works to help children improve mobility. It can teach children how to manage his/her condition in order to ensure the best health benefits possible. During this therapy, a plan of action is developed on an individualized basis to promote a more active and mobile lifestyle.

SOCIAL WORK

 

It is our goal in Early Intervention to provide families with supportive services. One way to support families within Early Intervention is by adding a social worker to the team. A social worker can join the Early Intervention team to support a family in many ways. Supportive services provided by a social worker are unique to each family’s situation.  Those supports can include emotional support, identifying and coordinating community resources, parent education, counseling and crisis intervention.

EVALUATIONS

 

Two or more professionals evaluate your child. This is called a multidisciplinary evaluation. One person looks at your child’s overall development. The other evaluators take a close look at the area or areas where your child needs extra help. For example, if your toddler isn’t talking, a speech and language therapist may be involved.

The people who evaluate your child:

  • Have different areas of training and experience

  • Know about children’s important areas of development, such as language, social skills, hearing or vision

  • Have experience working with very young children

  • Can tell whether a child is developing at a typical rate

  • May work together or separately to evaluate your child