SEIT & Related Services
Building Blocks Developmental Preschool not only offers center-based programs but also provides Special Education Itinerant Teacher (SEIT) Services throughout the community. Provision of these services is approved through a child’s respective school district for a specified number of hours determined at your child’s Committee on Preschool Special Education (CPSE) meeting. These services are provided by NYS licensed and /or certified professionals who have experience and training in special education and early childhood development. Services can be provided at various locations within the community such as your child’s community nursery school, a local library, a daycare, or at your home. Determination of where services are to be provided must be discussed with your child’s CPSE.
SEIT services can enhance your child’s potential by providing the additional support necessary to help your child achieve early developmental milestones. Providers of these services are experts in teaching pre-literacy skills, math concepts, language concepts, problem solving skills and socialization. Although SEIT services provide for individual instruction, children receiving these services benefit from the expertise of the professional team at Building Blocks. Specialists such as speech therapists, occupational therapists and school psychologists are available to consult with parents whenever the need arises.
For children who are approved for related speech, occupational therapy or physical therapy services only, Building Blocks will provide these therapies here at the school. The services are provided according to a mutually agreed upon schedule. The speech, OT, and PT departments here at Building Blocks are comprised of New York State Licensed clinicians each of whom possesses many years of experience working with children ages birth to 5 years. All of our speech pathologists are likewise trained in ABA, PECS, and PROMPT therapy techniques. Building Blocks is also proud to be a teaching facility for local universities, lending our expertise to the development and education of graduate interns in this field.