Glossary Terms 2017-03-14T10:39:23+00:00

TheraCare

Common Terminology

  • IEP
    An Individualized Education Plan (IEP): A plan for a child’s special educational services that the parent and the committee on special education (for children 3-5) or that the parent and a committee on special education (for children 5-21) will develop if their child qualifies for these services.

  • IFSP
    A written plan for the child’s and family’s services in the Early Intervention program that the family develops with a team of qualified personnel and the Early Intervention Official.

  • Individualized Family Service Plan
    A written plan for the child’s and family’s services in the Early Intervention program that the family develops with a team of qualified personnel and the Early Intervention Official.

  • LMSW
    Licensed Master Social Worker

  • Natural Environment Teaching
    Expanding language through teaching in all settings throughout the day across persons and situations.

  • Occupational Therapy
    Services associated with self-help skills, adaptive behavior and play and sensory, motor and postural development

  • OT
    Occupational Therapist

  • PT
    Physical Therapist

  • PTA
    Physical Therapist Assistant

  • SEIT
    Special Education Itinerant Teacher

  • Service Coordinator
    A person who works in partnership with the family to provide support and services that help the family to coordinate and obtain their rights under the Early Intervention Program and services agreed upon on in the Individualized Family Service Plan

  • SLP
    Speech and Language Pathologists

  • Verbal Behavior
    Behavioral analysis of language, which focuses on the function of language, not just the form. (Skinner, 1957)

The Early Intervention Program (EIP) is a public program funded by New York State and county governments for children under the age of three who are either suspected of having or at risk for developmental delays or disabilities. Potentially eligible children must be referred to the county program to receive EIP services: New York City - 311 Westchester County - 914-813-5094 All EIP services are provided at no cost to parents. Health Insurance may be used for approved services. A child’s eligibility for the program can be determined only by state-approved evaluators under contract and all services must be authorized by the county. If a child is found eligible for the EIP, all needed early intervention services are identified in collaboration with the parent and must be authorized by the municipality. The municipality will arrange for service providers, considering the individual needs of the child and family, to deliver services authorized by the municipality. When early intervention services are delivered in child care settings or community locations that require a fee, the parent is responsible for paying any associated costs with such access to child care or community locations. TheraCare is approved by New York State and has a contract with New York City, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk Counties to provide early intervention services.

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