Connected Kids

Sonya Kashlan, M.S., OTR/L
Sonya Kashlan draws on both her comprehensive professional experience and her firsthand knowledge as the mother of three young children in evaluating clients and tailoring therapeutic programs designed to meet each child’s specific needs.

Sonya has worked in various therapeutic environments, including: hospitals, schools, sensory gyms, and homecare settings. Her approach is built upon a holistic therapy model that addresses neurological and physiological behaviors, communication, and sensory, motor and cognitive abilities. Through her work, Sonya strives to improve activities of daily living (ADL’s) such as eating, sleeping, playing, dressing, toileting, attending, learning, relating, and developing. But she is equally attentive to enrichment through mastering the more complex activities required for long-term academic success and community involvement. Sonya’s specialties include: Sensory Processing Disorders (Sensory Over-Responsivity, Sensory Under-Responsivity, Sensory Craving, Postural Disorders, Dyspraxia and Sensory Discrimination Disorders), Autism spectrum, Apraxia, Ataxia, Visual-Perceptual disorders, fine motor delays and Handwriting assessment/ remediation, and Pre-School readiness.

Sonya is a Handwriting Without Tears Level 1 certified specialist.  She is NDT (Neurological Developmental Technique) trained and trained in Vestubular Activation using an Astronaut Board. She is a professional member of: AOTA, NYSOTA, and NBCOT.

**Sonya Kashlan Occupational Therapist (OT) is now accepting RSA DOE work through her company Connected Kids which is housed at the Chatty Child Center! 

Service Provided:

  • OT Evaluation Services
  • Handwriting Evaluation Services
  • Treatment Sessions Private and RSA
  • School Consultations
  • Child and Family Advocacy
  • Family Training Sessions
  • Information Sessions
  • Group Therapy Session

Specializing in:

  • Sensory Integration
  • Autism and PDD
  • Sensory-Motor Integration
  • Visual-Motor integration
  • Neuro-Developmental Treatment 
  • Handwriting remediation
  • Fine motor skill acquisition and Grasp remediation
  • Medically Complex Population
  • Limb-kinetic Apraxia, Ideomotor Apraxia, Constructional Apraxia , and Ideational Apraxia 

Occupational Therapy Rates:

Individual Treatment Sessions

  • 60 minutes $165
  • 45 minutes $125
  • 30 minutes $90

Group Treatment Sessions

  • 60 minutes  $90

Occupational Therapy Initial Consult Rates

  • Initial Session: $250 1-1.5 hrs

Formal Evaluations

  • This includes standardized testing and a formal written report.  Ranging from $600 to $1000

*These are the rates for private occupational therapy.

*Coded invoices can be submitted to your insurance to facilitate reimbursement.

*These prices are subject to change.

Payment Options:

Private Pay

Invoices are coded to facilitate insurance reimbursement. We are an out-of-network provider .It is your responsibility to check with your insurance company to see if and how many speech therapy sessions are  covered per year, and the financial percentage of coverage per session.  We cannot guarantee that your insurance carrier will reimburse you in part or in full, but we will, on request, provide all requested information to help maximize your reimbursement.

*Checks, cash and credit cards accepted

Related Service Agreements with the Department of Education

We are an approved  Department of Education  Related Service Provider. This means that if your child has been approved for speech services through a Related Service Agreement (RSA), which is issued by the Department Education (DOE), then we can service them through that agreement. These services are paid for by the state, if your child meets the eligibility criteria following a formal speech and language evaluation completed by a DOE approved evaluator. All services provided are in accordance with the mandates of the IEP -- Individualized Education Plan.