Body Parts Non-Identical Matching for Autism
Sorting Non-identicals for Special Education, Early Intervention, Speech Therapy, Occupational Therapy, ESL. You can watch this resource in action here.*** Click here for Body Parts Sorting Non-Identicals with no picture prompts.Sorting non-identical items is perfect for children who have mastered b...
New Program Gives People With Autism a Chance to Give
For six years, I worked with speech pathologists, ABA therapists, and IEU planning to teach autistic adults and children one-on-one. The in-home class structure, as many know, is very intense and demands much hard work on behalf of both the autistic child and the adult. My students’ time was split between several hours of study […]
Best Ways to Help Kids Build Social and Verbal Skills
Children with autism spectrum disorder can sometimes find communication and social interaction difficult, and parents can feel shut out. But caregivers can make a big difference in opening the door to communication—and part of it might boil down to meat and potatoes. Why are we bringing dinner into the discussion? Keep reading! Changing the way […]
The Beauty and Benefits of Buddy Sports Programs - Autism Parenting Magazine
From the moment my son, Charlie, 12, was born, he’s been the consummate sports fan, attending nearly all his older brothers’ events. In the early days when he napped in his infant carrier, and throughout the following years as he explored new playgrounds at various ballfields, he never minded watching. But as he got older, […]
5 Ways to Help Autistic Children Build the Friendships They Need
It is a proud moment for a mom when she sees her child making friends. However, if your child has autism spectrum disorder, he/she might face difficulties in picking up social cues, thus making friends a challenge. Your kid wants friends but does not know how to make and keep them. Your parenthood strategy takes […]
How To Get The Social Skills Class Your Family and Wants and Needs
Like most people, children with autism want to make friends and express themselves. Sadly, this is not always the case as many people with autism lack the skills to thrive in social settings. The good news is that it’s not impossible to teach children the social skills they need.While it may take some work, there are several ways a child with autism can learn to communicate and foster relationships.
How Can Sensory Deficits Impact Communication With ASD?
As we all learned in elementary school, there are five basic senses that we use to process the world around us; touch, hearing, vision, smell, and taste. Our sense organs (e.g., eyes, nose, etc.) receive information from the environment and relay that information to the brain for interpretation. Throughout the day, each of us processes […]
Top 10 Ways to Develop a Better Relationship With Your Aspie Teen
As parents, we all want to have the best possible relationship with our children. Teen years can be particularly difficult, especially when your teen is on the spectrum. And no matter how much advice we get from the professionals, it is still hard to accept some of the behavioral traits of our Aspie teens. It […]
Why Self-Regulation Skills Improve Kids Attention and Impulse Control
Developing self-regulation skills such that you can cope well with stress and stay focused on task as needed is one of the big jobs of early childhood.
"Friendship Game!" - Social Skills with Active Moves!
Dance with your buddies! Play a SOCIAL SKILL-BUILDING GROUP GAME during your Circle Time / Morning Meeting! Start your day with a Friendship Celebration! It's fun to follow funny SEQUENTIAL DIRECTED MOVEMENT PATTERNS together. "I HAVE FRIENDS TO LAUGH WITH-- EVERY SINGLE DAY!"Each verse builds o...
A New Way to Introduce the Color Wheel - The Art of Education University
I recently took a graduate class titled “Supports for English Language Learners.” In this class, I learned various strategies to use when teaching English Language Learners. I was also reminded of the importance of using vocabulary and visual aids in my lesson plans. I found most of the strategies I learned from this class can […]
4 Practical Interventions to Help Develop Social Skills
Social skills can be broadly defined as the ability to develop and maintain relationships. Deficits in social skills are a core feature for children, as well as adults with autism. For school-age children with high-functioning autism, limitations in social skills adversely impact conversation skills, peer acceptance, and self-perception. Quick Navigation Comic Strip Conversations Social Narratives […]
Easy Ways to Add Simple Communication Strategies to a Kid’s Life
For years, I’ve been searching for a way to reconcile my passion for speech therapy and my addiction to earning new, vibrant stamps in my passport. I was reading a news article when I came across a non-governmental organization in Cambodia helping to make speech therapy available to those with communication difficulties. In Cambodia, speech […]