Out East Therapy

Areas of Expertise

Out East Therapy


Out East Therapy is able to provide a variety of services to suit your child's needs. We are approved early intervention providers according to the requirements of the NYS Department of Health. We are also approved related service providers through Nassau and Suffolk County and the New York City Board of Education.

We are a diverse collection of professionals who are trained to provide therapy services using various modalities and protocols including but not limited to:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech Therapy
  • Sensory Integration Therapy
  • Social Work Services
  • Psychology Services
  • Nursing Services
  • Audiology Services
  • Teacher Assistant Services
  • ABA Services
  • Pilates
  • Therapeutic Listening
  • Handwriting Without Tears
  • Fast for Word
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment

 

Physical Therapy

Our physical therapists will assess your child's basic motor skills, coordination, strength, and balance, determining their developmental strengths and weaknesses. The information obtained during this assessment process is used to create an individualized therapy regimen to aid your child's development of needed skills. 

 

Occupational Therapy

After assessing your child's strength, dexterity, fine motor coordination and sensory-motor functioning, our occupational therapists will create an individualized therapy program to encourage your child's development of needed skills for daily living and to assist them in accessing and participating in all areas of their educational program.

 

Speech Therapy

Our speech therapists will assess your child's ability to comprehend and use language, creating a therapeutic program to address each child's unique needs in order to aid their development in this area and to improve their verbal skills as needed for successful participation in their educational environment.

 

Sensory Integration Therapy

We use all of our senses to function at an optimal level and to organize ourselves in everyday life. Our senses: tactile, visual, auditory, olfactory (smell), taste, proprioception, and the vestibular sense work together for us to effectively interact with the environment. Sensory Integration is an unconscious process of the brain that allows us to organize all of these senses, filter out important sensory information from ambient sensory information, and use various pieces of sensory information as needed.

A child may show some of the following symptoms if he or she is having difficulty with sensory integration:

Auditory

  • Responds negatively to unexpected or loud noises.
  • Holds hands over ears often.
  • Cannot walk or talk with background noise.

Visual

  • Avoids bright lights.
  • Avoids eye contact.
  • Hesitates going up and down steps.

Taste/Smell

  • Often smells non-food objects.
  • Does not smell strong odors.
  • Avoids normal certain tastes/smells.

Body Position

  • Hangs on other people, furniture, and objects.
  • Seems to have weak muscles, poor endurance.
  • Walks on toes.

Movement

  • Is distressed when feet leave the ground.
  • Avoids climbing and jumping.
  • Takes excessive risks while playing, with no or little safety awareness. 

Touch

  • Avoids getting messy in glue, paint, and sand.
  • Sensitive to certain fabrics of clothing.
  • Has low awareness of pain or temperature.

Attention

  • Jumps from one activity to another.
  • Difficulty paying attention.
  • Easily distracted by uneventful stimuli.

Social

  • Is overly affectionate with others.
  • Is accident prone.
  • Seems anxious for no reason.

 

The Sensory Integration Praxis Test (SIPT) requires a Certified SI Therapist. The test takes approximately two hours to administer. Please contact us to set up an evaluation: 631-874-0571 or 631-878-0795.