Terri Clark At Helm of Space Coast Early Intervention Center, Offers State-of-the-Art Brain Training Program
By Space Coast Daily // March 2, 2017
Processing and Cognitive Enhancement
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Terri Clark was proud to take the helm of Space Coast Early Intervention Center two years ago.
“Working at Space Coast Early Intervention Center has allowed me to fulfill a dream,” said Clark, the Center’s Executive Director.
“The dream of opening a school where special needs children are educated right next to typically developing and gifted children. The teachers and staff here are the best I have ever encountered.
“Years ago, it was thought that children in traditional classes would be ‘held back” by children with different educational needs. Research has disproven this theory.”
Clark said that since 1988, the Center has done a phenomenal job of providing inclusive classroom opportunities at the pre-school level.
“I’d like to expand this vision, so that children can be educated side by side up through eighth grade,” she said.
Clark is a native Brevardian. Upon graduation from Eau Gallie High School, she went on to earn her Masters in Education at the University of Florida. She was recognized as a Teacher of the Year at both Indialantic Elementary and Delaura Middle School.
The not-for-profit Center offers full and part-time preschool programs for children beginning at age 13 months to 5 years old. A kindergarten class, VPK, after-school care and summer programs are offered.
“In August, we plan to open a first-grade class, or a K-1 combination class,” said Clark.
The Center offers a state-of-the-art brain training program.
“Just as exercise strengthens muscles, brain training enhances the brain’s abilities, making reading, processing and other skills efficient,” said Sue Bryant, Director of the program.
The training, also known as PACE (Processing and Cognitive Enhancement) is a set of techniques developed by clinical, neuropsychological and education experts to test, target and strengthen mental skills.
The program is open to students age 5 to 85. SCEIC is offering free testing assessments to families that call before April 15.
SCEIC is thriving, as its model of access to therapists, handicap accessible equipment and small student-to-teacher ratios are integrated to create individualized plans for each child’s needs.
“Our son has grown by leap and bounds since he came here,” said Steve and Maria Smith.
The teachers here have the skills, the knowledge, and dedicate the time he needs.”
SCEIC’s annual Cycle Jam fundraiser is scheduled for May 7.
“It will be a great event for the whole family,” said Clark. “This year, we’re holding it at Space Coast Field of Dreams in West Melbourne.”
For more information, visit SCEIC.com, or call 321-729-6858. For information about the Brain Training Program at SCEIC, visit SpaceCoast.ProcessingSkills.com, or call Sue Bryant at 321-729-6858.
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