Parent Infant/Toddler Program (0-2 years)
The Parent Infant/Toddler Program is designed for infants and toddlers who are under the age of two. The goal is to coach parents by utilizing techniques that they can carryover with their child at home. Children develop auditory skills and spoken language through music and parent-child activities. The program takes a comprehensive approach to nurturing and educating young children who are deaf or hard of hearing and their families.
For more information contact:
Intake Department 718.531.1800 x6
Toddler Program (2-3 years)
We have small, auditory/language enriched classes for children with hearing loss and speech/language delays.
Preschool Program (3-5 years)
We have small auditory language enriched classes for children with hearing loss, speech/language delays and auditory processing difficulties. Our teachers work in conjunction with therapists to create a tailor-made program/curriculum just for your child. The hands-on, meaningful experiences are goal-oriented and FUN. Weekly “specials” are a wonderful way for the children to express themselves. They include music, art, literacy and social skills groups.
Our weekly group sessions with licensed music therapist provide singing, listening, movement and playing musical instruments. A relaxed and encouraging atmosphere is created to provide children a space to explore and experience sounds, and most importantly, to “find their voice”. During the music session, goals of improving impulse control, increasing attention span and building self-esteem are addressed.
At Strivright our preschool students enjoy a weekly creative arts class. The purpose of this class is to give the children a chance to use their imagination and be creative in a relaxed and stimulating environment. The art activities closely mirror the curriculum unit that the classrooms are learning, and give the children opportunities to carry over language and skills into other environments. Children learn techniques such as: primary & secondary colors, string art, painting methods, clay and others. As children work together, they learn to share, request items and compliment each other on their artwork. Children will learn to feel good about the choices they make and gain confidence in themselves by completing projects from concept to finish.
Through our Literacy Enrichment Program children learn to use their cognitive skills through imagination and prediction. We focus on skills such as auditory memory, rhyming and closure. We also address phonemic awareness, the ability to hear, identify, and manipulate individual sounds-phonemes in spoken words. Teachers and therapists work closely to discuss the Literacy Curriculum, and its goals and techniques.
Social Skills Group
Each preschool class has Social Skills group every week. Through stories, games and activities the children learn to recognize and express their feelings and feelings of others. They practice friendship skills like sharing, taking turns, playing together and dealing with conflicts. Teachers carry over these concepts with the children throughout the school day.
At our center we also provide comprehensive therapeutic services to children who qualify.
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