Greeting From Our Directors
Welcome to MKSA!
All children grow and learn at different rates. However, if your child isn’t doing what other kids the same age are doing, you should ask questions…and get answers! While differences in rates of development are often normal, sometimes a child needs extra help. Getting early help for your child is a way to ensure that your child will reach his or her highest developmental potential. If you have any questions about your child’s development, we are here for you. Our caring, dedicated professionals are all NYS licensed and/or certified with many years of experience in working with children, and can answer questions and guide you regarding your child’s development. All calls and questions are kept strictly confidential; our goal is to help you help your child.
Our Directors, JoAnn (left) and Annie (right)
Please feel free to reach out to us with any questions or concerns about your child’s development!
Annie Vigliotti, MS, SDA
JoAnn Scanlon, MS, BCBA, LBA
MKSA’s mission is to maximize each child’s developmental potential by working in cooperation with families, schools and communities. We use a successful combination of therapeutic services, evidence-based interventions, and family involvement to address each child’s special needs and provide the support necessary to ensure individual success. Our goal is to provide prompt, accurate evaluations, effective treatment for children’s developmental and educational concerns, and support for families.
MKSA provides a full range of early childhood and school age services. Early intervention evaluation, educational, therapeutic and support services are available for eligible children and their families throughout Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island and Manhattan. Preschool related services are available in Nassau and Suffolk counties. MKSA also provides school age services in many districts throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Private pay services are available as well.
MKSA’s staff and providers have more than 20 years of experience working with children with developmental delays and their families. As one of the largest agencies in the area, MKSA provides a high level of quality services, using caring dedicated professionals. We support each child’s developmental potential by providing individualized programs tailored to each child’s specific needs. Our goal is to provide prompt, accurate evaluations, effective treatment for children’s developmental and educational concerns, and support for the entire family.
Why Choose MKSA
MKSA is approaching our 20th year of working as a team to help children with developmental disabilities and their families. We are proud of our large assortment of professionals who can address a multitude of developmental and educational needs. Our agency’s special strength comes from our years of experience, our emphasis on advanced training, and our strong sense of personal commitment to each child.
MKSA’s professionals all have specialized training, extensive experience, and New York State licenses or certification. They work together on all aspects of your child’s developmental and/or educational needs, using an interdisciplinary approach.
These professionals include:
– Special education teachers
– Speech-language pathologists
– Physical therapists
– Occupational therapists
– Social workers
– Service coordinators
– Board certified behavior analysts
Throughout the year, MKSA hosts many inservices, workshops and conferences on a wide variety of topics. This allows our professionals to hear experts in their field share new information, and also provides them with a way to stay current on their trainings.
Welcome to MKSA! In our Plainview facility, we have a large, beautiful classroom with a sensory gym. We also have private rooms for speech therapy sessions. In our private viewing room, parents can watch and listen to their child’s therapy session. We also have a comfortable waiting room where you and your child’s siblings may relax while your child receives services.