Our Approach to Intervention.
We are dedicated to providing the highest quality, strength based therapeutic approach to learning for children with developmental delays and diagnoses, while offering on-going communication to families. Parent involvement and participation are extremely vital to the success of this program. We are committed to working as a team to meet your child’s needs. We believe in a child-directed therapy approach. Our agency’s philosophy embraces that each child is unique and, therefore; our therapists adjust their therapy techniques to meet each child’s specific needs, not just their diagnosis. We understand that a child’s work is their play and is critical to a child’s development, so therapy is individually tailored with this in mind. Our philosophy is research and evidence based and follows the concepts outlined in the DIR/Floortime Model by Dr. Greenspan. This model focuses on providing therapy to the whole child while simultaneously fostering healthy social-emotional development.
AHH utilizes The Creative Curriculum, which is a thematically based program. This curriculum is flexible and follows your child's interests. To learn more, please click below The Creative Curriculum Link is coming soon!!!
Meet Our Directors.
On behalf of the directors at AHH we would like to recognize all of our staff at Helping Hands: Thank you for carrying out our mission statement everyday. Thank you for seeing children for who they are and what they can accomplish before their diagnosis. Thank you for your consistent commitment and dedication to your job. Thank you for supporting our agency by taking care of the families we work with and one another. You make us proud-we couldn’t do it without you!
Katie attended the University of Vermont where she received her degree in Elementary Education. After graduation Katie attended Plattsburgh State University where she received her graduate degree in Speech Language Pathology. Katie is the proud parent of four children - 11 year old Ty, 10 year old Jake, 9 year old Braeden, and 6 year old Emma Charlotte, and resides here in Plattsburgh. Christy received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Plattsburgh State University. She is dual certified in Elementary/ and Special Education. Christy is the proud parent of 10 year old Alexa, and resides here in Plattsburgh.
Christy received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees at Plattsburgh State University. She is dual certified in Elementary/ and Special Education. Christy is the proud parent of 10 year old Alexa, and resides here in Plattsburgh.
Adirondack Helping Hands is approved by New York State Department of Education, as well as, The Clinton, Essex and Franklin County Health Departments to provide the following intervention services.