Community Psychiatric Center’s Social Skills Groups and Parent Support Groups

A group of kids having a successful Social Skills Group session.

Our goal at CPC is to provide a wide array of treatment options to help children reach their fullest potential. To that end, we offer social skills groups that help children learn better ways to make and keep friends. Children with autism can present as delightful and endearing, but sometimes don’t know what to do in order to maintain a […]

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Preparing for the ‘Back to School’ Routine

Kids happy to be back at school.

It’s Getting Close to That Time Again… It’s closing in on that ‘back to school’ time of year. Yes, it is sad to see August slipping by, and it’s time to start thinking about getting back into the school schedule. It can be a difficult transition for children to get back into that routine, with some kids dreading the end […]

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Check Out Our Library of Helpful Resources

We’ve Provided a Repository of Parent Resources!! You might now know it, but our library of parent resources extends beyond the helpful articles I share here. If you check out cpcwecare.com you’ll see our Parent Resource section, and the archives of our CPC Presents television shows. The Resource section has many helpful links to information. The information covers autism, Asperger’s, […]

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Improving Your Child’s Reading Comprehension

A father helps his son with reading comprehension.

Does Dyslexia Impact Reading Comprehension? We talk a lot about dyslexia, or the difficulty with decoding or sounding out words. It’s obvious that any child struggling to decode individual words is going to have trouble with reading comprehension. In that respect, it’s difficult to ascertain what a passage is attempting to convey if one cannot read a portion of the […]

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Why It’s Important for Our Children to Celebrate The Fourth of July!

Celebrating Independence Day

What Are We Celebrating on “The Fourth”, Also Known as “Independence Day”? The Fourth commemorates the unanimous adoption of the Declaration of Independence from Great Britain, by the second Continental Congress in 1776. This declaration culminated in our revolutionary war that ended in 1783. It was then that Britain recognized the United States as an independent and sovereign country. 😊 […]

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No Meltdown Outings: How to Manage Your Child’s Public Behavior

Tips on how to encourage good behavior on outings with your child

Public outings with your child can be quite challenging and demanding, and there tend to be more excursions over summer vacation. Children sometimes find the new environment, whether it be a store or amusement park, to be over-stimulating, and want to carry out the outing ‘on their terms’ rather than on yours. However, if you make a plan in advance, […]

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Mission: Fatherhood! An Open Letter To Dads

Celebrating Dads: A happy dad plays with his laughing daughter on Father's Day

On This Father’s Day, First I Gotta Give a Shout-Out to Moms! We all fully recognize the importance of a mom in a child’s life. Indeed, no one can surpass the love, compassion, caring, empathy, and tenderness of a mother. Dads sometimes can demonstrate those traits, but usually not on par with their female counterparts and, one could argue; that’s […]

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Dyslexia: What Is the Best Approach?

A Certified Language Therapist guided a young boy through his dyslexia treatment reading skills.

Written by Dr. John Carosso & Mrs. Beth Coulson Our Team at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center (DyslexiaTreaters.com) Your child is in good hands at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center.  Evaluation and treatment services are overseen by Dr. Carosso, Clinical Child Psychologist/Certified School Psychologist, Dr. Robert Lowenstein, Board Certified Child Psychiatrist, and Mrs. Beth Coulson, Certified Language (Dyslexia) […]

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What Is, In Fact, More Important Than Discipline?

Parents build on their healthy relationships with their kids.

The Discipline Conundrum You can check out my eBook that explains why many traditional discipline or behavioral management practices fail. In that respect, it’s vital to fully understand what works, and what can sometimes not work so well. Yes, we all know, as parents, that being able to effectively discipline your child is vital to their well-being. However, surprisingly, there […]

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How We Diagnose and Treat Dyslexia

A young boy with Dyslexia and his sister and mother practice reading together.

At the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center – DyslexiaTreaters.com – we assess for and treat dyslexia.  This process includes explaining the nature of “dyslexia” and what a parent can do to help. What Causes Dyslexia? Dyslexia is largely inherited. In that respect, if a parent has dyslexia, there is at least a 60% chance that offspring will also have the […]

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