Getting help for your child…the Evaluation Process
If your child, newborn through five years old, and you are concerned about his or her development, it is important that you get help as soon as possible. The first five years of a child’s life encompasses momentous growth and learning. While children develop and learn at different paces, all children are expected to master various tasks and skills within a specific age range. Evaluating a child early can detect underlying issues that will impact on learning acquisition.
Jackson Children’s Services / Jackson Developmental Center is proud to be a leading preschool evaluation center, servicing the Five Boroughs. We are dedicated to providing quality evaluations and therapies to infants, toddlers and preschoolers with developmental concerns.
- Speech / Language Pathology
- Feeding & Nutrition
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
Evaluations are available in English, Spanish, Bengali, Hebrew, Urdu, Gujrati, Punjabi, Hindi, Russian, Greek & Arabic
Parents are an important part of the evaluation process.
At Jackson we work together with parents during the entire evaluation process. . We understand that there can be many questions regarding evaluations and services. It is our aim to assist parents in becoming their child’s advocate. Jackson keeps parents informed of their rights and help them learn to navigate through the system of special education and special services.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all you have done for my child. I was honestly so nervous to call you since I wasn’t really sure if I should evaluate my son. He looked like every other kid… but I was still concerned about some things. Maybe I should just wait and see how he develops… I didn’t want to call you to evaluate him if he didn’t really need services. Once I became aware of the fact that he did qualify for a variety of services, I was really upset. But your service coordinator, evaluators and his therapist were so warm, caring and professional. They assured me that my son is absolutely adorable (and he is!) and that with time, everything would be okay. I was so impressed that they knew just the right questions to ask to help us pinpoint his areas of weakness.
Their expertise is something I admire, as I see him making progress while he looks like he is having fun! I know his therapists truly care about him; I can hear it in their voice as they call at night to let me know that he did something new… or something really cute!
Thank you again!
It’s never too early to evaluate a child! Jackson can provide services to children as young as a few days old.