Gateway-Longview, Inc.

Interaction Therapy for Preschool Aged Children with Intellectual Disabilities – Expanding Transferable Skills in the Classroom, at Home and in the Community

“Gateway‐Longview requests $41,932 over three years to implement an evidence‐based therapy for students and families. Gateway‐Longview is finding that students with intellectual disabilities are struggling to acquire the necessary social and emotional skills. In addition, parents are having a difficult time managing challenging behaviors at home and seeking appropriate care. The therapy will provide parents with some tools to assist them in the home and provide families with a better understanding about their child’s disability.

Gateway‐Longview is looking to bring Teacher‐Child Interaction Therapy (TCIT) and Parent‐Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) into its classrooms. The goal is to reinforce positive behaviors at school, at home and in the community. This project will focus on the organization’s Early Intervention Learning site; which serves 35‐42 preschool and kindergarten students.”

CATEGORY: Programs & Services
LOCATION: Buffalo, NY
AMOUNT: $41,932 over 3 Years
YEAR AWARDED: 2018
WEBSITE: www.gateway-longview.org


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