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Pre-K Learning Support: Getting Help for Very Young Children

September 18, 2017

It can be hard to be a parent – especially of young children.  I remember worrying over my two girls – are they developing properly?  What can I do make sure I give them the best chances possible in life?  Mark K. Claypool and John M. McLaughlin are CEO and Director of Research and Analytics respectively for ChanceLight Behavioral Health, Therapy, and Education, have some tips below for us parents! While parenting young children is a joy, it can be Read More ...

We Know Ways to Teach Kids With Autism | Most schools just don’t use them

July 13, 2017

There’s no single way to teach children with autism. Regardless of which method a school adopts, though, it’s no mystery what helps them to thrive: calm, not chaos, in the classroom; one-on-one attention from teachers, aides, and therapists; lessons tailored to the individual child’s needs, whether that means learning not to bite or how to make eye contact while shaking hands; and the opportunity to regroup through soothing activities such as swinging, rolling on mats, or listening to music. Most Read More ...

EdRev Spectrum Center student artwork

Spectrum Center at EdRev 2016 (San Francisco)

April 26, 2016

Spectrum Center recently participated in the annual EdRev Conference in San Francisco. Parents Education Network (PEN) organizes this event for parents and educators of students in special education. Activities included a technology exhibit and demonstration; a keynote by Max Brooks, author of World War Z; educational workshops that covered a variety of topics; and a student art gallery.  This year, Spectrum participated by hosting a booth at the school fair. Throughout the day, we had the opportunity to speak with many interested Read More ...

Spectrum Center bridging gap between young people with developmental disabilities and employers (Concord, Calif.)

June 19, 2014

Evan Thomas, 19, of Concord, cleans the cash register area of the Safeway on Monument Blvd. in Concord, Calif., on Thursday, June 14, 2012. Through Spectrum Center, numerous businesses strive to find work for people with autism. Thomas cleans around the registers, the front doors and the doors in the frozen food isle on Tuesdays and Thursdays. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Staff)   CONCORD — Evan Thomas can tick off the names of world leaders, tell you just about anything you want to Read More ...

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