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The employees at the Center for Spectrum Services are very special and have much to offer the children. They certainly contribute to the warm and inviting atmosphere through their hard work and caring attitude towards the children, families and each other.Kristy
Center for Spectrum Services Teacher
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Center for Spectrum Services

Long before autism became a commonly understood disability, Center for Spectrum Services focused on the treatment of this puzzling disorder. With a history of excellence serving people all across the autism spectrum, the dedicated and talented staff of Spectrum Services believe that each person we work with has the ability to grow, learn and achieve, and with each day another life is brightened.

Watch this 5-minute video to see the miracles
we make happen every day!

 
From Our Experts: Managing Your Child's Safety

Preventing and Responding to Wandering Behavior
Submitted by Tiffany Francese-Sears MA, LMHC

As parents and teachers, we are always concerned about our child’s safety. It is estimated that approximately 49% of children with ASD have a tendency to wander or bolt from safe settings. Individuals with ASD are often attracted to water, yet have little to no sense of danger.

It is very important that we specifically teach the children about danger and ways to stay safe. It is necessary for parents and caregivers to have plan in place to help limit this behavior from occurring and how to respond if your child is missing. Here are practical tips:

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From Our Experts: Video Modeling

Submitted by our Speech Department Head, Nancy Uttendorfer, MS CCC-SLP

Video Modeling is a visual teaching method that occurs by watching a video of someone modeling a targeted behavior or skill and then imitating the behavior/skill watched.

Video Modeling is a simple and effective teaching tool that motivates children to learn through a fun and enticing visual medium.

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Our Therapy Dogs in the News

Check out this news story on HV1 about our dog therapy. Our certified School Psychologist, Juliet Weissberg, has two therapy dogs, Lulu and Matrix, who work with our students. The students respond wonderfully to these two trained therapy dogs, which helps focus the child, helps him to bond, and improve communication and social skills. Click Here!

 
Our Music Therapy in the News

Check out this Time Warner/Spectrum news story on some of our intriguing therapies involving music. Music Therapy is clinically proven to have a positive impact on our little learners with autism. Using evidence-based music interventions, our students here at Spectrum Services show improvements and increases in many areas like socialization and communication skills. Click Here!

 
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