Early Intervention Program
Parents often have questions about how their children are growing and learning. All children are different and grow in different ways. But sometimes, children and their parents may need some support.
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 the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center directly (718-350-3171).
What is Early Intervention?
Early Intervention is a state-wide and city-wide program providing needed services to children with developmental delays.
How much does it cost?
Early Intervention related services are provided at no cost to the family.
Who is eligible?
Any child under age three with a suspected developmental delay is eligible.
How do I enroll my child?
Parents/guardians may contact Lexington directly.
When should my child be enrolled?
The earlier services are provided, the better. Children are already growing and learning when they are born. With the many resources and technologies now available, it is never too early to evaluate your child’s development.
Lexington's Early Intervention Program provides:
- Evaluations of hearing, communication/speech & language, physical therapy, and cognitive development
- Individual Communication/Speech and Language Therapy, Special Instruction Services, Physical Therapy Services, and a Parent-Infant Group.
- Hearing Assistive Technology (hearing aids, assistive listening devices, follow-up services)
In addition, the Lexington Center 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)
- Play therapy
- Parent counseling
- Child Development
Ready-to-Learn Parent Infant/Toddler Program (for infants with hearing loss and their families)
- Family-centered educational program
- Parent Education
- Child Development
The 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.