Annual Coat Drive!

It’s that time of year again! Please consider donating gently used hats, scarves, coats, and gloves! All articles will be donated to families in need.


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Tips for a successful Halloween for those with Autism


Tips from the Autism Society of Colorado

As Halloween approaches, excitement and fear occurs as we try to understand it all though the eyes of our kids with autism. So how do we make this spooky night less of a nightmare?

BOO! Take out the Surprise Factor

Talk about Halloween ahead of time so your child knows what to expect. Use a story board or social story as a preparation tool.

Scope Out the Neighborhood

Take a nighttime stroll where you plan to trick-or-treat and look at decorations. Are there any houses you want to avoid that may be too scary? Talk to your neighbors. We all want to avoid months of sleeplessness thanks to nightmares.

Teach the Rules of Trick-or-Treating

Provide step-by-step instructions for how it works. Don’t forget to go over what to do if there is a break in the routine, for instance if a neighbor is not home.

Have a Dress Rehearsal

For a child with sensory issues, costumes can pose some problems. Have your child try on their costume far enough in advance so that you can make adjustments and alterations if necessary. If your child is uncomfortable wearing a costumer, tie in a passion and let them dress as the character they choose or let them know it’s OK not to wear a costume.

Make a Candy Plan

Think pre- and post- trick-or-treating. If your child has a restricted diet, you could drop off packages of allowable snacks or small toys to your neighbors. Or be prepared with acceptable treats to substitute when your child gets home. Tell your child ahead of time what they can or cannot do with the candy when you get back home.

Go with Friends

Pair your child with a buddy that can help with the trick-or-treating rules. It might help if your child is wearing sneakers that light up or has a glow stick bracelet.

Eliminate the Fear Factor

There’s a lot going on during Halloween’s evening hours that startles the senses. Go before it gets dark or during a less crowded time. If going out is overwhelming, give them the option to stay home and pass out candy or invite a small group over for a candy swap. Keep in mind the constant knocking at your door.

Most importantly, have fun!

Happy Halloween!

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Summer and Fall Spots are available

cloudsSummer is blazing but school and fall are not too far over the horizon. We have spots for both summer and fall available. Reserve the best spots before they are gone! As always, if you are unsure if your child is on track with their speech or language development, we offer free screenings that will give you an idea of where they are. Give us a call to schedule a screening or a full evaluation today! 719.377.2523

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Getting results

Did you know that at PSLC, 46% of kids graduate from services in one year or less?! If you are looking for effective, research-based speech or feeding therapy for your child, contact us today for more information, to set-up an initial evaluation, or to schedule a free speech/language or feeding screening. Call 719.377.2523


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10 Reasons to keep your child home

  1. Your child has a fever or high temperature
  2. Vomiting/diarrhea
  3. Signs of strep throat or ear infection
  4. Bad cough or excessive runny nose
  5. Lice
  6. Pink eye
  7. Rash
  8. Family emergency
  9. Natural disaster (snow day!!)
  10. Excessively tired
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Thank you, Veterans!

We at PSLC can’t thank you enough for your sacrifice and service to our country!


Here is an awesome program for those military families who may have dad or mom deployed. United Through Reading

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Distracted at School?

Does your child struggle with distraction in school? Here are some tips that may help!

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How do you Praise your Child?

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For over a decade Carol Dweck and her team studied the effects of praise on students. This study involved a series of experiments on over 400 5th graders from all over the country. Watch the results…

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Back to School!



It’s that time of year again…Back to School time! Start the year off right with a FREE SPEECH SCREENING. PSLC has several immediate openings, but spots are filling quickly. Call 719.377.2523 today to set up your child’s free screening or to schedule a speech/language evaluation.

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Prevent the Summer Slide!



Studies show that children who do not read or have access to books during the summer lose up to 2 months of reading performance. Those losses accumulate during the elementary school years so that by the time a child enters middle school he/she may be 2 1/2 years behind! Read on for ideas to help you prevent the Summer Slide!


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