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Our Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) provide therapy as a related service, mainly following a “push-in” model (sessions in the classroom). This allows for speech and language skills to be targeted during daily classroom routines, which promotes functional use of language with adults and peers. When appropriate, an SLP will follow the “pull-out” model (sessions in the speech room) to target and master specific techniques prior to generalizing them in the classroom.

Alcott School’s SLPs are licensed specialists in speech and language development. Therapy is child-centered and functional in order to foster success and independence. and incorporates a variety of techniques based on each child’s needs. 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 contact:

Dawn Smith OTD, OTR/L

Related Services Coordinator

at 914-693-4443 ext. 1122 or


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.

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