Evaluations

WE PROVIDE EVALUATIONS IN THESE AREAS:

  • Speech & Language
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Special Education (cognitive)
  • Psychological (social-emotional)
  • Combination of the above areas, as needed
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QUALIFYING FOR EVALUATION SERVICES

Before children can receive therapy or attend one of our programs, they must be evaluated.  Evaluations are completed by licensed professionals in appropriate disciplines as requested by the county or school district.

EARLY INTERVENTION (BIRTH-THREE YEARS)

Bornhava is approved by the New York State Education Department and the Departments of Health in Erie and Niagara Counties to provide Early Intervention evaluations and programs for children ages birth to three years. Evaluations are provided at Bornhava or at a location of the parent’s choice. Eligibility for services is based on criteria set forth by the New York State Early Intervention Program.

PRE-SCHOOL (THREE-FIVE YEARS)

Bornhava is also approved by the New York State Education Department to provide evaluations for preschool children ages three to five. Evaluations are provided at Bornhava, the child’s home, the child’s early childhood program, or at a location of the parent’s choice. Eligibility, frequency and type of services are determined by the school district (Committee on Preschool Special Education – children 3 – 5 years) at a meeting following the evaluations.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Settings for the evaluations may be Bornhava, the child’s home or daycare/preschool.  A variety of techniques will be utilized to assess a child’s developmental status which may include formal test instruments, classroom observations, parent/teacher report, and parent/caregiver interview including concerns and priorities. A play based approach is frequently utilized with observations of the child in their natural environment being an important component of the evaluation.

Lauren, our evaluation coordinator will call you to schedule evaluations, gather further information about your child and to discuss any concerns you have. Evaluations are completed at no cost to the family.  An updated physical will be requested from the child’s pediatrician and included as part of the evaluation.

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