Early Intervention Program
The Early Intervention Program is designed for children from birth to three years of age. Any parents or guardians who have concerns about their children's development may contact Lexington directly (1-718-350-3170) or the "Totline" operated by the New York State Early Intervention program (1-800-577-BABY) for referral to an initial service coordinator. The initial service coordinator provides the parents with counseling and support through the evaluation process.
After evaluations have been completed, an individual family service plan (IFSP) is formulated that may approve a variety of services to help the child with his or her development. At this time, an ongoing service coordinator is assigned to assist the parents in obtaining appropriate services for their children.
Lexington's Early Intervention Program provides:
Initial and Ongoing Service Coordination
Evaluations of hearing, communication/speech & language and psychological development
Communication/Speech and Language Therapy
Hearing Assistive Technology (hearing aids, assistive listening devices, follow-up services)
In addition, Lexington also offers these programs for children from birth to age three:
Parent-Infant Therapeutic Nursery (for deaf or hearing parents with a deaf child, or deaf parents with a hearing child)
Ready-to-Learn Parent Infant/Toddler Program (for infants with hearing loss and their families)
This Early Intervention Program is funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and by the New York City Department of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Alcoholism Services.