Dedicated Specialists and Therapists

“We are a very special, dedicated school, and our mission is fulfilled daily. When we look at a child, we don’t only see the part that needs us educationally — we look at the entire child, we address each component of that child equally, and the child who leaves our school is ready to go into society, functioning with great ability to self-advocate.”

—Yvette Siegel-Herzog, Co-Founder and Director of Education

A student participating in Occupational TherapyOne of Stephen Gaynor School’s unique strengths is providing an individualized educational experience within a traditional school atmosphere. Our faculty includes a range of experts in a variety of specialties who can work with children individually or in small groups during the school day as part of a holistic educational experience.

Students have access to a range of specialists including Speech-Language Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, Reading Specialists, and Math Specialists. When needed, Gaynor specialists join children in class or work with them one-on-one or in a small-group setting. Our team-based approach allows specialists and expert faculty to collaborate, ensuring each child achieves individual goals.

Gaynor’s Orton-Gillingham Instructional Program has been officially accredited by the Academy of Orton-Gillingham Practitioners and Educators. As such, we are an Organizational Member of the Academy and a member of the Academy’s Council of Accredited Programs, one of only two schools in the New York metropolitan area to be so certified.

Our Director of Psychological Services and school psychologists work with students, as needed, to facilitate positive social skills. Our psychologists also offer consultation to parents and opportunities for parent education through lectures and workshops.