Westchester Therapy Solutions News Articles

Feb 2022: Pediatric Therapy Newsletter

Early Intervention Needs YOUR Help

Notice to Seek Public Comment: NYSDOH Annual Application for Federal Fiscal Year 2022 Funding – EI / Part C of IDEA

Subject Line: NYS Part C Application-Comment


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Due to the SHORTAGE of providers – Providers / Agencies must be given an increase in pay for retention of therapists & to offset the requirement for advanced degrees / student loans (PT requires a doctorate, OT requires a master’s degree but is moving towards a doctorate, ST requires a master’s). Evidence clearly shows an enormous impact of cost savings for the future  of a child with a “different” ability in getting EI as it significantly changes the child’s developmental trajectory and the family’s future. It has been too long that not enough NYS attention has been given to the professionals in this field and compensating them for the amazing work they do. Any concerns about the present cost of EI should be met with the fact that – every $1 spent in EI the state saves $17 in the future on that child & family’s productivity in society and well as decreasing that child & family’s reliance on future assistance/ programs.

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    Masks Are Still Required EI, CPSE & Private within the Facility & Homecare

    Masks are still required within our facility & waiting areas for adults and children over 2yo if tolerated.

    Masks are still required for therapists entering the home for all adults and children over 2yo if tolerated.