Developmental Health Services


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Services offered by Developmental Health Services, the clinical arm of The Arc of Chemung, are designed to enhance the independence, integration and productivity of the people we support. 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.

The support services may be provided at the agency's administrative offices, or at one of several satellite sites located throughout the region including: Watkins Glen, Horseheads, Corning, Bath, Hornell, and Wellsville. Appointments are generally scheduled between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., but other appointment times are available upon request. 

 

Social Work - 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.

Psychology - Diagnostic testing (IQ), adaptive skills assessment, NYS OPWDD eligibility assessment, autism diagnostic, and specialized evaluations including guardianship and capacity to provide informed consent.

Psychiatry - 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.

Occupational Therapy - 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 maximum 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.

Physical Therapy - 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 may be available on a limited basis.

Nutrition- 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 challenging behaviors which may be exhibited by an individual with a developmental 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 our clinical services, please contact Pam Overdurf, Developmental Health Services Director, by calling 607.734.6151 ext. 155 or email OverdurfPJ@arcofchemung.org.