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Lexington School for the Deaf/Center for the Deaf
Mental Health Services. Parent-Infant Therapeutic Nursery.



Address:30th Avenue and 75th Street Jackson Heights NY 11370
Telephone(s):718-350-3140
Fax:718-899-9846
TTY/TDD:718-350-3140


Description:

The Parent-Infant Therapeutic Nursery (PITN) serves families with children from birth to age three. Program participants are deaf or hearing parents with a deaf child, or deaf parents with a hearing child. Through supportive and insight therapy for the parent and play therapy for the child, we seek to facilitate and support the infant's development, build the caregiver's parenting skills and sense of empowerment, and strengthen and enrich the parent-child bond. The therapeutic milieu is sensitive to Deaf Culture and the centrality of sign language, and encourages the working-through of conflicts and questions regarding language and communication in a family with deaf and hearing members.




Hours:

Mon - Fri, 9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.


Eligibility Requirements:

Hearing parents of deaf infants or deaf parents of hearing infants are eligible.


Admission Requirements/Documents:

Call for referral from Lexington's Infant Diagnostic, Infant/Preschool, and MELD parenting programs.


Fees/Methods of Payment:Sliding-scale fees; Medicare assignment, Medicaid, and private pay accepted.
Access for People with Disabilities:Fully accessible.


Services Offered:Parenting Skills Classes
Languages Offered:American Sign Language
Target Groups(By Need):DeafParents of Children with Disabilities