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Our son, Kilian, recently diagnosed with Asperger Syndrome, has been attending social skills classes at Spectrum Services Clinic… The small group gives him a wonderful opportunity to learn and extend his abilities in dealing with others and respecting social norms in a safe environment.Julianna and Christian
Parents of Kilian
Our School Nurse on this Year's Flu

Submitted by Dan Uttendorfer R.N. Spectrum Services School Nurse

This years’ influenza season has begun in earnest. So far, it has been more widespread than usual and is projected to be the worst outbreak in 15 years. As usual, people with weakened immune systems (adults over 65, people with chronic illnesses, pregnant women, and children under 5- especially children under 2) are the hardest hit.

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Teaching Independence as a New Year's Resolution

Submitted by Special Educator Christina Johnson, Teacher of our Teal Class

One of the popular New Year’s resolutions for parents will be to take a moment for themselves. In recognizing the importance of laughter, to making time for spouses and exercise, parents should know that they give their best to their children when they are at their best. However, in an effort to avoid and reduce stress, parents should focus on the positive. While concentrating on your children’s strengths and progress, choose to make 2018 a time to learn.

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Family Ties: Help Support Spectrum Services

Annual Appeal Fundraiser
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Family Ties
Every time our expert staff at Spectrum Services in Kingston or Ellenville touches the life of a child with autism, the number of people affected grows exponentially. The ripples of that child’s success reach parents and grandparents, extended family, friends, and their individual communities. Many Spectrum Services families, and our extended family of community supporters and businesses, understand the importance of sustaining the life-changing work we do, and with good reason; a student they know and love has benefitted from Spectrum Services.

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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!

 
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