What is PICC LEAH Supports & Services?

PICC LEAH is the special needs support ministry of HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH and provides services, support and resources to LEAH member families who are homeschooling children with special learning needs.

What does PICC LEAH consider a child with special learning needs?

A child with special learning needs is a child who has a condition (labeled or not) that causes them to have a learning struggle. Struggles can be big or small, physical or mental, or a combination of any or all of these.

Who can access PICC LEAH Supports & Services?

PICC LEAH is accessible to any current HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH member family homeschooling a child with special learning needs in New York.  We serve members who have children with a wide range of conditions (ADD, ADHD, Aspergers, Autism, Blind – Vision Impaired, Dyslexia, Learning Disabled – Learning Differently, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Hearing Impaired, Speech Delay, PDD-NOS, etc).

ACCESS OPTIONS: One ministry, two access options:

  1. PICC Services & Supports (PICC): For students currently homeschooled under C.R. 100.10.
  2. PICC Non-Eligible Student & Private Provider Support (PNSPPS): For students who are below compulsory age (not yet officially homeschooled), graduated out, in public, private, parochial, or nonpublic school placement, parents or other non-homeschooled family members, and families specifically requesting private support for programs who are members of HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH.

How do you access PICC LEAH?

HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH members can access PICC LEAH Supports & Services through the Special Needs Coordinator via email at picc@nysleah.org or via phone 1-866-960-9440 ext. 3. HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH membership will be verified.

If you are not a HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH Member, you can join by clicking the green JOIN NOW button at the top of this web page. If you are a former member, you can rejoin by clicking https://www.leah.org/get-connected/ and contacting the Regional Representative for your area of NY.

What resources are available through PICC LEAH?

HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH Members may request a PICC LEAH Support and Services Packet with information on resources listed below from the Special Needs Coordinator https://www.leah.org/parents-instructing-challenged-children/contact-picc/).

  1. The PICC Lending Library The PICC Lending Library contains a wide variety of special needs resources including therapy manuals, small therapy items, skills checklists, curriculum, reading programs, Skills Inventories & Tests, and other support resources which can be borrowed for a small fee.
  2. PICC Confidential On-Line Yahoo Group The PICC Confidential On-Line Yahoo Group is by invitation ONLY! Its purpose is to provide LEAH members with 24/7 support including Special Education Notifications, regulatory issues, Homeschool reminders, warnings, helps, tips, resources, special needs homeschool Q&As, etc.  A HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH family can request an invite to join this group from the LEAH Special Needs Coordinator (https://www.leah.org/parents-instructing-challenged-children/contact-picc/).

INTERVENTION PROGRAMS:

  1. The Listening Program® by Advanced Brain Technologies LEAH members may purchase The Listening Program® (https://advancedbrain.com/) access it through TLP Online (purchase of access through Advanced Brain Technologies required), or through the PICC LEAH Lending Library on a first come first serve basis. Families are encouraged to support PICC LEAH by making a suggested donation of $75 for PICC LEAH to support this ministry. Eligibility rules apply.
  2. inTime® by Advanced Brain Technologies LEAH members may purchase the inTime® program (https://advancedbrain.com/). inTime® is a rhythm based listening therapy program with support activities.  Families are encouraged to support PICC LEAH by making a suggested donation of $75 H for PICC LEAH to support this ministry. *Eligibility rules apply.
  1. Learning Ears® by Moyers Learning Systems LEAH members may purchase the Learning Ears® Program, an ear-voice training program done in conjunction with The Listening Program®, for children with phonemic awareness, spelling/decoding, reading fluency, and comprehension problems. Eligibility rules apply.
  2. The Movement Program by The Movement Program LTD. https://tmp.advancedbrain.com/move/?ref=2cc07530-71d3-11ea-a218-11947f965cc2 Neurodevelopmentally based movement program for ages 7 and up. This program targets beat competency and rhythm skills, bi-lateral integration, cross lateral development, visual motor skills, fine motor skills, calming and stress reduction, reflex integration, and body awareness / vestibular.

TESTING SERVICES:

  1. Test of Auditory and Visual Skills® (TAVS) TAVS is a formal norm referenced screening tool for assessing low level auditory and visual processing skills that are well understood to be vital for the higher development of phonological awareness, speech, reading, memory, attention and other areas. TAVS can help parents better understand the challenges that their students may behaving within the classroom and then seek appropriate intervention(s) that can help their student(s). This testing is available by appointment only. Families are encouraged to support PICC LEAH by making a suggested a donation of $30 for the TAVS Quick Screen or $50 for the TAVS Full-Screen for PICC LEAH to help support this ministry. *Eligibility rules apply. For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact the LEAH Special Needs Coordinator (https://www.leah.org/parents-instructing-challenged-children/contact-picc/).
  2. Test of Visual Perceptual Skills (TVPS)* TVPS is a formal norm referenced test that assesses seven visual perceptual areas that are key for learning in the classroom.
  3. Test of Visual Motor Skills (TVMS)  TVMS is a formal norm referenced test assesses how well students can coordinate visually guided fine-motor movements to copy a design while it is in sight, and it documents the types of errors that are made.
  4. Wide Range Aptitude Test (WRAT)* WRAT is a formal norm referenced test that measures foundational academic skills and monitors fundamental reading, spelling, and math skills in students ages 5 and up and helps identify possible learning disabilities.
  5. Moyers Decoding Test (MDT)* Assesses decoding of words and patterns at both the single and multi-syllable levels.
  6. Screener of Handwriting Proficiency (SHP)* Provides detailed information including student scores versus expectation in memory, orientation, placement, and sentence for both manuscript and cursive handwriting.

*Available Remotely.

 OTHER SUPPORTS & SERVICES: 

  1. Special Needs Homeschool Phone, SKYPE, and Email Support
  2. NY Special Needs Provider Database – PICC LEAH maintains a database of homeschool friendly NY special-needs service providers.
  3. Special Needs Workshops via SKYPE and ZOOM 

Please consider making a donation any amount to HomeschoolNewYork – LEAH designated for PICC LEAH to help continue this ministry to Special Needs Homeschool Families in NY by clicking DONATE ONLINE (https://leah.webconnex.com/supportLEAH).