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Up Wee Grow, Inc. is an agency approved by the NYS Early Intervention and CPSE programs to provide evaluations and services to children and families in their homes and schools, In-Person (or via Telehealth). Evaluations and Therapies are provided for children from birth through age 5 in Suffolk County, Nassau County, and all 5 Boroughs of New York City.
* Evaluations * Therapy * Service Coordination *
Our services are provided to children by fully licensed therapists and certified teachers through the New York State Early Intervention Program and the New York State Board of Education Committee for Preschool Special Education.
ABA - Applied Behavior Analysis
Serving seven counties of New York State: Suffolk | Nassau | Queens | Brooklyn | Bronx | Manhattan | Staten Island
Contact us and speak with an Early Intervention Specialist.
Birth To 3
Birth To 3 - Early Intervention
Up Wee Grow, Inc. is approved by New York State and has contracts with Suffolk, Nassau, New York City, and Westchester to provide Early Intervention services.
Ages 3 to 5
Ages 3 to 5 - CPSE
If you are concerned about your child's development between the ages of 3 and 5 you may refer him/her to your School District’s Committee for Preschool Special Education (CPSE) to request an evaluation.
Autism - ABA Program
Up Wee Grow, Inc. provides the highest quality A.B.A. programming (Applied Behavior Analysis) at the direction of our Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) and Licensed Psychologist (Ph.D.).
Teaching Techniques for Parents
We teach parents Maximum Strength Parenting through use of F.E.A.T.S. (Family-friendly Evaluation and Teaching System), our comprehensive system to empower parents to promote positive growth across six developmental domains with a multi-modal approach. This includes six interactive charts that we created based on 22 well-normed, peer-reviewed assessment instruments to provide families with realistic guidelines regarding typical developmental milestones in six areas from birth through kindergarten.
Learn More About F.E.A.T.S.
F.E.A.T.S Tips For Parents
Trichotillomania (Self Hair Pulling)
Resistance of Sharing
“But my child does not care when I withhold privileges”
Behavior, Understanding & Language: How are the three related?
Safely Exploring Cabinets and Drawers
Test your “vision”
Quiz: Are you a Democrat, Dictator, or Doormat?
“Where did God come from?” asked my 5 year old
“At what age can I begin to use ‘Time-Out’?”
Requesting Help To Clean-Up Spills
Finding Your Cool: “But I lose my cool…I can’t help it!”
What were the names of your great-grandparents?
“I Can’t Use Time-Out Because my child (1) doesn’t care, (2) screams and fights, AND/OR (3) laughs in my face!”
Using a Napkin
The Missing Tile Syndrome
SLEEP: Good Night!
Words that Wound: The worst fairy-tale you can tell your kids
Putting Shoes On
Running From a Caregiver (in public places)
Are you some sort of wise apple?
“Sleep: Those little slices of death, how I loathe them” – Edgar Allen Poe
Telling the Name of a Parent
“How do I build my child’s self-control through Time-Out?”
Teacher or Torture?
Paving the Road to Empathy
Holding Own Bottle
Caution, this website may make you dizzy
Hitting (of Others by a Child)
The Best “Time-Out” Happens with “Time-In”
Discipline Using Physical Contact (that is NOT Corporal Punishment)
All the simplicity money can’t buy
Toilet Training “Triumph!”
“What’s the difference between Punishment and Discipline?”
AWE you? Or AWE you not?
Mommy Cheerist: Do parents have a moral obligation to their children to be happy?
Drying Hands Independently
Eats Solid and Semi-Solid Foods
“Your Duty, Honor, and Privilege”
“But my child doesn’t understand ‘Yes-When Deals’!”
How ‘useful’ is your opinion?
How Much Do Parents Really Matter?
Returning Objects To Their Proper Location When Finished with Them
SILENCE! (for your moment of Zen)
Walking on egg-shells is for chickens
Well-Rounded or Sharp? Will your child be heard from the herd?
Frustration and Easily “Giving Up”
Picking Up Small Objects with a Pincer Grasp
Modify as needed
Knows Edible vs. Non-Edible
The Gift of Adoption
“What is the difference between Rights and Privileges (and why is that SO important)?”
“But I’m too busy to be able to teach with all these fancy techniques!”
Monitor the effectiveness of your strategy
“But my child doesn’t comply when I offer “Yes-When deals” Instead of obeying, he throws tantrums or hits!”
The Sacred Parent-Child Relationship
Warning: If your MOOD is backward, that spells DOOM!
Choose and implement the solution(s) most likely to work
Does success leads to happiness, or does happiness leads to success?
Placing Outerwear into Assigned Locations
Illusion of Invulnerability: The source of actions, both great and crazy
The Terrible (or Terrific?) Two’s
Cleaning Up A Spill
Paving the Road to Self-Regulation (for children with hyper-sensitivity/anxiety)
The “Dirty-Dozen”: 12 Reasons Why YOU WILL FAIL with your Behavior Management Strategies
“What is ‘Time-Out’?”
Holding a Writing Implement Properly
Zipping and Unzipping
Yes-When, If-Then, or No-Until?
“I Know I shouldn’t compare kids, but…”
Cooperating with Dressing and Undressing
What is Maximum Strength Parenting?
Using a “Hurried” Walk/Running
Knowing the Proper Place for Objects and Toys
The Short Tale of WAGE and SAGE
Magical things every parent should know about Peter Pan
I was walking down the street one day…
Mouthing Solid Food and Toys
Generate a list of possible solutions
Imitating Adult Actions
“I tried ‘Time-Out’ and it doesn’t work!”
Anxiety and Fear
Assisting with Bathing
How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb? One, but the light bulb has to want to change
Taking Care of Each Other
Up Wee Grow, Inc. was founded in 1996 by Andrew Vaughan, Ph.D., Lauren Resnick, M.S., CCC, SLP, and Anne Long, M.S., Sp.Ed..
We value Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and although these ideals are never truly fully achieved and completed, we strive to keep them ever-present in our day-to-day work.
We value equal access to opportunity, engagement, education, health, stability, respect, and compassionate care in all communities.
The obvious and subtle qualities that make us different also make us resilient and strong. Join us as we celebrate our passion and work: Taking care of each other.