Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide therapy as a related service for children at both of our locations. Most of the speech and language therapy sessions follow the “push-in” model. This allows for speech and language skills to be targeted in daily classroom routines, which promotes functional use of language with teachers/adults and peers. When appropriate, an SLP will follow the “pull-out” model to target and master specific techniques prior to generalizing them back into the classroom.
Alcott School’s SLPs are licensed specialists in speech and language development and incorporate a variety of techniques based on the child’s need. Therapy is child-centered and functional in order to foster success and independence. All of our SLPs are New York State licensed and certified as Teacher of Students with Speech and Language Disabilities (TSSLD)/ Teacher of the Speech and Hearing Handicapped (TSHH).
For more information, please contact Aisha Dumo, Speech Therapy Coordinator, at (914) 693-3737 ext. 1115
Please note that in order to qualify for these special education programs, children must be evaluated and found to be in need of service.
All Programs are funded and regulated by the New York State Department of Health and Education and in Westchester County by the Westchester County Department of Health. There is no cost to parents for the special education services listed above. Transportation is provided for eligible children.