Monday, June 6, 2011

N.Y. Early Intervention, Therapy Cuts

ALBANY, N.Y. -- Alexzander Hayden spoke like any other toddler until a few months after his second birthday.
"Out of the blue, his speech started disappearing," said his mother, Hollie Hayden, who lives in Latham. "He would scream and throw a cup at the refrigerator instead of giving me the cup and telling me he wanted something to drink."
Alexzander was evaluated and qualified for "early intervention" services that helped him start talking again.
Therapists who treat infants and toddlers with speech, behavioral and physical problems say fewer children like Alexzander will get services due to state budget cuts

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