early intervention in nyc

Grace - posted on 09/18/2016 ( 1 mom has responded )

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My son, Bruce, started to get early intervention service when he was about 1. He is almost 14 months now. He gets PT twice and OT once. I just recently switched a new PT and a new OT and switched from center to home. When Bruce was getting service, he cries out the entire session and seems to be afraid of the service provider. He keeps leaning towards me or my husband. The service providers do not know how to handle it. At some point, my husband and I tried to go away and hope "out of sight, out of mind." However, the service provider would call us back because she did not know what to do. I really expect them to handle it since I think they are trained. Otherwise, it is waste of time. It becomes a negative experience for everybody. They show up. Bruce started crying and did not want to do anything.They did not know what to do but look at him crying. They keep looking at the watch. Half an hour! Time to write report and leave and get paid. Nothing really happened during the session. I am trying to figure out what the problem is. Is it the service provider? Is he too young for this?

Please share your experience.

BTW, I live in Whitestone, Queens. If you know any good service providers for both PT and OT, please recommend.

Thank you.

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Dove - posted on 09/18/2016

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Any service provider that would just sit and watch the child crying w/out trying to interact and distract... isn't very well trained w/ young children and I would be asking your child's doctor to refer you to someone else.

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