Early Intervention

Parents who suspect their child may have special needs or developmental delays should contact the Westchester County, N.Y. Department of Health: 914.813.5094. This department will arrange an evaluation at no charge to the parent. If the results of the evaluation indicate that the child is eligible, services (i.e.special instruction, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and parent training in-home, community settings or toddler developmental groups) may be recommended.

Alcott is an approved Evaluation Site. Evaluations must be authorized by the Department of Health.

For help scheduling an evaluation, please contact: Maureen Connolly at our Scarsdale, NY Fox Meadow site. She can be reached by phone at 914.725.7551.

Toddler Developmental Group
The Toddler Developmental Group is a small teacher-directed class of 10 children focusing on skill development with particular emphasis on language and behavior. Classes meet 5 half days (2 1/2 hours) weekly either in the morning or afternoon. Classes are staffed by a licensed special education teacher and two teacher aides. All children in this program have special needs and the classes are highly structured. Speech therapy, occupational therapy and counseling are available. The Toddler Developmental Groups are currently located in our Scarsdale, NY Fox Meadow site.

For more information on the Early Intervention Programs and Services offered through the Alcott School, please contact Sue Bensadon at 914.725.7551.

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.