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Now offering TUTORING for children with special needs!

Clear Lake Children’s Center is excited to offer tutoring for children with special needs!

Now Offering In-Home Parent Training and Behavior Support!

We’re excited to announce that we now offer in-home parent training and behavior support!

Top 10 Tips for Raising Well-Behaved Kids

Are you looking for ways to improve your children’s behavior at home and in the community? Here’s a secret: parents of well-behaved kids tend to follow these key principles

Social Skills: Reacting to Setbacks

When things go wrong, some children and adolescents have a hard time recovering and moving on with their day. Some react very strongly, getting upset and causing others to feel uncomfortable. This handout was developed to help these children and adolescents learn how to recognize their difficulties and respond in a more effective manner.

Strategies for Successful Group Behavior and Participation

Listen up, teachers, girl scout/boy scout leaders, team sports coaches, camp counselors, and youth group leaders: this one’s just for you! We’ve compiled a list of the most important strategies for contributing to group progress while also emphasizing successful behavior and participation. Read on!

Tips for Maintaining Academic Motivation

By this time of year, you are probably hearing moans and groans when it comes time to sit down and work on homework. Have you ever wondered what you can do to improve your child’s academic motivation? Take a look at these strategies to build and maintain your child’s enthusiasm for learning.

More Screen Time Tips: Internet Safety and Videogames

Children are spending more and more time online and playing videogames. Follow these basic guidelines to assist in maintaining your child’s safety and limiting the negative impacts of their screen time.

Guidelines for Screen Time

Excessive television watching, videogame playing, internet use, and time spent playing gaming applications on portable electronic devices has been shown to have a negative impact on children’s sleep, behavior, eating habits, academic performance, and social skills. Access to all of these forms of electronic media is collectively referred to as “screen time”. Follow these simple steps to get a handle on screen time exposure in your home.

Educational Websites

Looking for new websites for your kids? Take a look at this extensive list of sites that encourage reading, math, writing, exploration, and more! You’ll find tons of FREE games and activities for preschoolers up through high school age to support learning in the classroom and at home.

Handling Sibling Rivalry

Siblings don’t choose the family they are born into and they don’t choose each other. It’s natural to experience conflict among children within the family. So what can parents do to manage sibling rivalry?

Bibliotherapy Goldmine: Books on a Variety of Topics

Reading books together with children is a wonderful way for parents and teachers to reach out and connect, particularly when special circumstances arise. The content and stories in books can be used instructionally to teach new skills, to help communicate understanding, and to share experiences for growth and development across a wide variety of topics. This compilation includes books that you can find on your library bookshelves, in bookstores, and online.

What Should I Expect in a Good Evaluation for Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is a behavioral disorder. There is NO brain scan, blood test, or genetic test that will indicate whether or not your child meets criteria for diagnosis. While the research is growing every day and we may someday have a more definitive medical procedure for diagnosing, we’re not there yet. So what should you expect in a good evaluation? Read on.

Diagnostic Confusion: Autism, PDD-NOS, Asperger’s, or Autism Spectrum Disorder?

So you’ve finally arrived at a diagnosis after months and possibly even years of searching to find out the reasons for your child’s unusual or troubling behavior, communication, and social skills. As if it wasn’t hard enough to come to terms with the fact that your child was diagnosed with one of these disorders, now you’re hearing that the diagnosis may change again. What does it all mean?

Monitoring Your Child’s Development

Healthy development should be monitored from an early age – not just motor, cognitive, and language milestones, but also social, behavioral, and communication skills.

Social and Emotional Well Being

Take a look at this resource library for an extensive collection of articles and fact sheets covering a variety of topics

Achieving Educational Success

When it comes to your child’s education, you’ll want to stay informed, particularly about topics related to special education.