Developmental Health Services
Services offered by Developmental Health Services, Chemung ARCís clinical arm, are designed to enhance the independence, integration and productivity of the people we serve. Although the supported individual is the primary recipient of services, his/her family members may also take advantage of the offerings. Services are provided by trained, qualified staff in either an individual or group counseling format.
Services include social work, psychology, nursing, psychiatry, rehabilitation counseling, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nutrition, and speech & language therapy.
The support services may be provided at the agency's administrative offices, the Broad Street Community Center satellite office, in the individual's home or at other convenient locations. Appointments are generally scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but other appointment times are available upon request.
Intake and assessment services identifying social or other factors affecting the identified individual. Counseling topics include but are not limited to family dynamics, substance abuse, sexuality issues, parenting, self-esteem, autonomy, understanding and exhibiting individual rights, assertiveness and protection from victimization. These issues can also be addressed in a group setting.
Diagnostic testing (IQ) and adaptive skills assessment services. Counseling topics include but are not limited to behavior modification and coping, anxiety, decision-making, problem-solving and self-management skills.
Health consultation and nursing services; counseling topics could include, but are not limited to weight control, smoking cessation, well-health, preventative health care, aging process and other health related issue or conditions such as diabetes management. These topics can also be addressed in a group setting.
Assessment and support services for individuals presenting behavioral, emotional or other mental health issues. Counseling topics could include but are not limited to medications management, eating disorders, depression, impulse control, and mood disorder.
Evaluation and counseling services designed to enhance readiness for or independence in the work force. Counseling topics include but are not limited to selection of jobs consistent with interest and ability, work behaviors, work ethic and work improvement of employability. Group topics include team building, decision-making and problem-solving.
Evaluation provided by a licensed occupational therapist. The assessment is a functional evaluation of the individual and includes planning of a program of purposeful activities to develop or maintain adaptive skills to achieve maximal participation in daily life tasks. Recommendation for further clinical and habilitation supports are provided as a result of the evaluation. Individual counseling may be available on a limited basis.
Evaluation provided by a licensed physical therapist which identifies treatment needs resulting from an injury or disease. An assessment may also be requested to evaluate and identify support services relevant to enhancing or maximizing fine and gross motor skill activities. Recommendations for further clinical and habilitation supports are provided as a result of the evaluation. Individual counseling may be available on a limited basis.
Speech & Language
Evaluation provided by a licensed speech pathologist of development and disorders of speech, voice, swallowing and language. Recommendations for further clinical and habilitation supports are provided as a result of the evaluation. Individual counseling maybe available on a limited basis.
Assessment service designed to offer recommendations to support individuals whose nutritional habits may need to be reviewed based upon identified medical conditions. Examples could include diabetes management, hypertension, GERD, lactose intolerance, gluten intolerance and irritable bowel syndrome.
At-Home Behavioral Support Services
At-home behavioral support services are intended to assist families with managing maladaptive behaviors which may be exhibited by an individual with a development disability. The support is provided by an experienced behavioral specialist. The support is time limited. The behavioral specialist will complete an in-home assessment and work with the family to develop a behavioral support plan which can be implemented at home. Training and support are provided as needed.
For additional information about any of these clinical services, please contact:
Developmental Health Services
711 Sullivan Street
Elmira, NY 14901