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We Care for Your Child Just as You Do

At Stepping Stones Children’s Development Center in Westchester County NY and Fairfield County CT we offer a wide variety of programs and activities that are designed to help children with special needs in connecting with the world around them. By providing them the love and support they need, they continue being the unique and wonderful individuals they are.

Our Services

Applied Behavior Analysis

Our goal is to bring about meaningful and positive change in every child we work with. Through Applied Behavior Analysis, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy protocols and Relationship Development Intervention, all evidence-based and widely accepted methods, we help children with special needs develop both basic and complex skills.

The following is a list of techniques that can be customized according to your child’s needs:

  • CBT Worksheets
  • Data-Based Decision Making
  • Generalization
  • Picture Communication
  • Positive Reinforcement
  • Strategy Prompting
  • Structured Time
  • Token and Reward Boards Creation
  • Trial Teaching
  • Visual Schedules

Relationship Development Intervention

To help your child develop learning and social skills, we use Relationship Development Intervention. This is also a way to encourage adaptability and relationship development in your child. We use the following techniques:

  • Collaborative and Supervised One-on-One and Group Play
  • Improvements in Play Stages (From Solitary, to Parallel, to Associative, to Collaborative Play)
  • Learning and Adaptability Promotion
  • Social Skills and Dynamic Thinking Development

Sensory Therapy

We employ therapeutic sensory activities to elicit physiological responses in children with special needs. These activities also encourage appropriate responses to various sensory stimuli. The following are tools and strategies that we use in educating our students:

  • Cascade and Liquid Timers
  • Focus Helpers
  • Modulating Activities
  • Neurological "Mapping"
  • Sensory Blocks
  • Tangle Therapy
  • Theraputty

Enhanced and Adaptive Recreation

Aside from teaching kids to develop their learning and social skills, we also help them have better fitness levels, endurance, flexibility, and range of motion:

  • Bowling
  • Creative Mobility
  • Encouraged Physical Activity
  • Enjoyable Leisure Activities
  • Home Activities
  • Nature Trails
  • Physical Activities for Better Fitness
  • Recreation Apps
  • Supervised Play
  • Wellness and Appropriate Distracting Methods

Enrichment Activities

At our center, we encourage our kids to have fun, to enjoy life, and to learn through playing! We let children discover exciting things around them, and by doing so we help stimulate their creativity. Your child can enjoy the following games and activities:

  • Blocks
  • Board Games
  • Clay Projects
  • Community Activities and Events
  • Day Trips (e.g. Going to Aquariums, Libraries, Museums, Art Classes, Parks, Etc.)
  • Educational and Hobby Pursuits
  • Home Cooking/Baking
  • Lunch Dates
  • Movies
  • Puzzles
  • Reading
  • Supervised Playgroups
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