SERVICES

All the Services Your Child Needs in One Convenient Location. We service children through Early Intervention (EI), Preschool (CPSE), School Age (CSE) and Private Pay for all ages.  Making Milestones is an in-network provider with Cigna and United Healthcare and considered out of network for all other insurance carriers (including Oxford).  We are a Tertiary agency contracted with NYC  Department of Education. We Provide the Following:
  • Occupational Therapy
    Occupational Therapy: An Occupational Therapist works with a child on regulating and integrating sensory input. This includes tactile (touch), deep pressure (proprioception), and movement of the body in space (vestibular). OT is used to improve the following functional areas:
    • Fine motor, handwriting (individual sessions and groups)
    • Visual motor skills
    • Upper body strengthening
    • Activities of daily living (i.e. getting dressed)
    • Appropriate play skills
    • Social/emotional development
    • Attention span
    • Implementing home programs and parent education
    • Organization
    • Coordination
    • Body/spatial awareness
  • Speech-Language Therapy
    A Speech/Language Pathologist helps a child improve his or her:
    • Articulation
    • Socialization
    • Language comprehension
    • Oral motor skills
    • Feeding issues
    • Pragmatics: Expressive communication using appropriate social language
    • Play skills
    • Socialization Groups
    • Attention span
    • Phonemic awareness (rhymes, sounds)
    • Voice and fluency
    *At Making Milestones, individual speech sessions as well as language/socialization groups are offered. If you think your child would benefit from a group setting, please inquire about ongoing groups and classes.
  • Physical Therapy
    A Pediatric Therapist helps to facilitate a child’s age appropriate gross motor development by working on:
    • Strength
    • Endurance
    • Coordination
    • Balance
    • Motor planning
    • Motor control
    • Body/spatial awareness
    • Gross motor skills
    • Strength and Endurance Groups
  • Assessments and Evaluations
    Making Milestones offers both informal assessments and formal evaluations. An informal assessment/screening consists of a 60 minute session with an Occupational Therapist, Speech Pathologist or Physical Therapist. The therapist speaks with the parent about the child’s present functioning level and her opinion as to the child’s need for services in that area. A formal evaluation includes a written report and standardized scoring of a child’s functioning level and recommendation as to whether or not services are necessary. The use of standardized assessment tools, non-standardized assessment tools, parent interview, and clinical observations are used to assess the child’s performance. The actual evaluation usually takes approximately 90 minutes. Call your local Making Milestones office for the cost of an assessment or evaluation.
  • The Listening Program ®
    The Listening Program® (TLP) is a Music-Based Auditory Stimulation method that trains the brain to improve the auditory skills needed to effectively listen, learn and communicate. It consists of an extensive series of high-quality audio CDs that integrate specially produced acoustic music, primarily classical, with innovative sound processing techniques that exercise the brain and auditory pathways. Advanced Brain Technologies, LLC (ABT) develops The Listening Program products building upon key concepts originated by the late Alfred Thomas, M.D., a pioneer in the field of auditory intervention. The ABT interdisciplinary development team is comprised of experienced professionals in the therapeutic, heath, neurodevelopment, education, music and sound engineering fields. Call your local Making Milestones office to inquire about The Listening Program.
  • Services in the Home and in Schools
    Home based services are offered if a parent feels that his or her child would benefit more from the therapy if the services took place in the home. If interested in hearing more about the home based services or to inquire if a therapist in your area is available to come to your home, call our East Side office at (212)249-2588. Making Milestones also has therapists working within many private schools in Manhattan. If you would like to inquire about having a therapist come to your child’s school, please call our East Side office at (212)249-2588.
Our Specialties Include:
  • Sensory Integration
  • Articulation
  • Oral Motor Techniques
  • Language/Socialization Groups
  • Fine Motor and Gross Motor Skills
  • Coordination and Strength Development
  • Behavior Modification