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October 11, 2021
Guest Post: Help! My Child Struggles With Sounding Out Words

By Teresa Gretencord, Reading Specialist at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center Teresa Gretencord is an experienced and Certified Reading Specialist at the Dyslexia Diagnostic & Treatment Center. She wrote this post providing simple and fun activities to help your child sound out words, which is the basis for spelling skills. Teresa offers Reading Therapy sessions […]

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July 26, 2021
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. […]

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June 7, 2021
Dyslexia: What Is the Best Approach?

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. […]

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April 19, 2021
Dr. John Carosso's ebook: ABA in a Parent-Friendly Format.

Okay, so let’s review – what is ABA? In my latest book, Managing the 5 Most Challenging Childhood Behavioral Problems of Our Day, I devote a chapter to Applied Behavior Analysis, or “ABA”. This ‘ABA’ approach is seemingly mysterious, frequently cited, but mostly misunderstood. Put simply, it is a systematized and regimented series of approaches […]

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March 29, 2021
Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The ADHD Diagnosis, Severity Level, and Treatment Options

Have you wondered how we go about diagnosing ADHD? How do we determine mild from severe cases, and how does severity-level impact treatment options? Well, this eBook explains all that, and then some. You’ll also learn about the standard of care for ADHD to help your child meet his or her fullest potential. Read the […]

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March 15, 2021
Dr. Carosso’s eBook: The Most Common Discipline Methods Don’t Work: Here’s Why and How to Make them Work

Have you ever wondered why the discipline approaches you’ve been using, such as taking away the video games, or putting your child in time-out, don’t work so well? This eBook gives the answer and, even better, explains in a detailed fashion why, and what to do about it. Read my expanded content eBook here.   There […]

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March 1, 2021
Is 'Auditory Processing Disorder (APD)' a Valid Diagnosis?

What is an auditory processing disorder (APD)? Quite simply, it’s a difficulty with the processing of auditory information. Usually, APD is diagnosed by an audiologist. Some of the specific signs Here are some of the specific symptoms of APD: Difficulty with: auditory discrimination auditory memory auditory sequencing hearing speech in a noisy environment  maintaining attention […]

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February 23, 2021
Do Children Really Have ‘Learning Styles’ and What’s The Best Way to Teach?

What is learning style theory? We’re all familiar with the theory that children have their own learning styles, whether visual, auditory, or kinesthetic. So, one child may learn better by ‘seeing’ the material, another by hearing the information, and another through movement. Is the theory accurate or valid? Well, yes and no. It’s clear that […]

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February 15, 2021
Treatment Options for Adult with Autism

Children, teens, and young adults with Autism are eligible for in-home or in-school services through IBHS (formerly known as BHRS or wraparound services). We offer this service through our Community Psychiatric Center’s (CPC) offices; however, these services end at 21 years of age. So, what are the options thereafter? In that respect, in this post […]

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January 25, 2021
Let’s Talk About “IBHS”

What is this “IBHS” everyone is talking about? Intensive Behavioral Health Services (IBHS) is a transition from Behavioral Health Rehabilitative Services (BHRS), or “wraparound” services. IBHS officially began January 17, 2021. How is it different from BHRS? From a parent’s perspective, there is not much difference from BHRS. You’ll have essentially the same staff but […]

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