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Here’s a ‘Welcome to New Canaan’ for Robert, a 2-year-old Labrador/golden retriever mix from Canine Companions for Independence, a nonprofit organization that provides assistance dogs for children and adults with disabilities. We’re told that Robert has been placed locally based child psychologist Dr. Nancie Spector. The dog knows more than 50 commands, and can turn light switches on and off, open and close doors and retrieve dropped objects. One of his most important jobs will be to assist Dr. Spector as she treats children with autism and other psychological disorders.

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About Dr. Spector

Dr. Spector received her bachelor’s degree magna cum laude with Honors in Psychology, from Brown University and awarded master’s and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology with a Child Clinical Specialization from Case Western Reserve University. She specializes in psychological assessment and psychotherapy (including DBT) for children and adolescents.

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