If your child is between the ages of 6 and 21, you can request to have your child evaluated by the school district to determine if he/she qualifies for special education services or other accommodations may be available through the school district.
Spectra evaluations are accepted by specialized private schools as well as most public school. Our comprehensive evaluations also provide a list of school accommodations to be considered by 504 or ARD teams.
Spectra offers evaluations services for ages 18 months through late adulthood, including evaluations for college and work.
Your child’s pediatrician or evaluation specialist may have recommended speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, or physical therapy, depending on your child’s needs. Our Specta speech therapist will be happy to help.
School Advocacy & Support – at SPECTRA
Our staff helps parents understand and interpret special education law. We review school developed education plans to help adequately address your child’s needs. As part of our School Advocacy services, we have expertise navigating Admissions, Review, and Dismissal (ARD) and 504 Meetings, in addition to testifying in Due Process Hearings.
Individuals with ASD may have difficulties navigating the social world they live in. Depending on your child’s level of functioning, he/she may benefit from participating in social skills groups or classes in order to learn strategies and increase socialization opportunities. Take a look at this list of our social skills groups for all ages.
As a parent, you may be having difficulties adjusting to your child’s diagnosis or having difficulty managing his/her behavior. There are many parents who are going through a similar situation, and there are ways to gain support and assistance. Spectra offers parenting classes, behavior management , and support groups at different times of the year.