In some of my past posts, I have briefly touched on the fact that I
was will always be a teacher. And not just any old teacher…but a special education teacher. I have taught all ages and all developmental levels, from preschoolers with mild developmental delays to young adults with severe special needs. Dozens of students have walked in and out of my life, but each of them have touched my heart and left a mark on my soul. They taught me more than I could have ever taught them, and I am a better person for all of those years I was able to spend in the classroom. So when I founded Houston Moms Blog just a few months back, I knew that one of my goals was to shine a light on the special needs population in our town and provide an indispensable resource for their parents, advocates, and number one biggest fans.
Enter Clear Lake Children’s Center.
Like me, Dr. Becky Siekerski has always been drawn to working with both children and their families, and as a Licensed Psychologist, she has served in a number of different roles in both the public school system and private clinics. She is passionate about helping parents in their quest to find the answers and support they have been searching for, and she loves finding ways to help children learn and grow. But that is probably because she is a mom herself. So she is able to empathize with the worries and concerns that come along with motherhood, and she can totally relate to the madness that comes along with splitting time between homework, school meetings, extracurriculars, and the occasional date night with the hubs. Within the first few minutes of talking with her, it is obvious that she genuinely loves what she does at Clear Lake Children’s Center and strives to make our community a better place. And if you ask me – she is doing a pretty fantastic job!
If you are a mom who has always suspected something isn’t quite right, let Clear Lake Children’s Center help you! Dr. Becky may be able to reassure you that what you are experiencing is totally normal. And if you work with her and find that it is in fact something more serious, she can be that trusted professional to guide you on the right course of action and help lead you to where you need to go. Maybe it’s a passing phase, and one of their parenting workshops is just what you need to learn new skills and strategies for home. Or together, you and her could decide whether an evaluation would help explore deeper concerns to rule out ADHD, autism spectrum disorder, learning difficulties, or other emotional and behavioral challenges. If you are concerned about your child’s social skills, anxiety, or anger management skills, Clear Lake Children’s Center can work on that with your child through therapy too! And if you are a mom with a child between the ages of 3-21 who is already receiving special education services through the school district, then she can help demystify that whole overwhelming system with an educational consultation as well. No matter how big or small or simple or complex, Dr. Becky and Clear Lake Children’s Center will help you and your child get the exact support that you need!
I know it can be scary to take that first step and call. But if you do, you will be sooo glad that you did. Because early detection and intervention is absolutely key! And Dr. Becky doesn’t bite. We promise.