Posts Tagged ‘Peer Awareness’

Do You Know What T.H.I.N.K. Stands For As A Social Media Guide?

You know that some of our children with special needs get on the computer and post things just like their peers. Is anyone guiding those postings? Has anyone pointed out the pit falls, the potential negative consequences of reckless posting of information? These are questions that we, the parents and educators, must address to protect not only our children, but other children from things like bullying. In today’s video, I’m […]

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Do You Know the Three Keys to Keeping Parents Happy?

Are you avoiding a parent or two because they are angry or hard to handle? If so you are just making things harder on yourself! Did you know it’s actually more work and more stress to avoid a parent or to be reactive to a problem with a student than it is to actually take care of it!!! In today’s video, I’ve got three tips for you to stay squarely […]

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Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Are You Holding Your Child With Special Needs Back?

Do you ever just get so caught up in everyday challenges that it’s a luxury to step back and take a look at the big picture?  Who does that for you?  Are you sure that you are moving your child/children ahead so that everyday you are working toward that goal of independence? Being that second set of eyes on a problem is one of the things I do for the […]

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4 Things You Don’t Do To A Child Who Is Disfluent!

If you work with young children or you have any children of your own, chances are you’ve noticed that they can be disfluent when they are trying to tell you something.  Young children are just learning language and they can think faster than they can find the words they want to say.  What comes out are easy repetitions of words. Have you ever learned a new language?  You may start […]

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Must Have Playground Ideas for Children with Autism!

Must Have Playground Ideas for Children with Autism!

If you work with children who have autism, you already know that the playground can be a rough time for them. Why? A playground is a wide-open space and the rules for behavior and play are not posted and typically not directly taught.   Some rules are communicated verbally, and some belong to the “hidden curriculum” of playground behavior.  In other words the expectations are just “understood”.  Social rules are typically […]

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FREE, FREE, FREE CD for Language Development!

FREE, FREE, FREE CD for Language Development!

Don’t you just wish that more companies would give you a chance to try out their product so you know if it’s worth the cost?  We get to do that sometimes with apps and the lite version, right?  I’d bet that the companies or individuals who offer a little something free, end up making tons of sales if they have a great product. I know that I’ve taken a chance […]

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Idioms

Idioms

Idioms are hard for our children on the spectrum and for our students whose native language is not English! I was recently working with a young lady who has autism and has great difficulty with idioms. It was hard for me to use idioms with her because she would just look at me and not know what to say!!! I started teaching her what to say quickly when an idiom […]

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Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Check Out This Math App For The Reluctant Math Student!!!

Are you looking for something that can catch the interest of your child who doesn’t like to do math?  You’ve got to see this app!  Thanks Kristie Lofland! Sometimes apps are like a magical tool that can actually make the difference between success and failure. Check out the video! How about that?  Talk about wanting to do problems longer and more often.  I think this app could do it! Just […]

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Looking for a Simple Reading Decoding Strategy That Works?

Looking for a Simple Reading Decoding Strategy That Works?

Have you ever just wanted something that you could use to help make it easier for your students/child to remember how to decode the symbols you just taught them? Check out Tucker Signing Strategies for Reading!!! It’s not a program and it doesn’t teach the rules of decoding like (/i/before /e/ except after /c/) but it makes remembering what sounds go with what symbols easier. The 44 signs are taught […]

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How to Prevent Acting Out Behaviors with Two Simple Tools!

It’s that time of year for families here in the U.S. to gather together and celebrate!  Family time also may include family challenges.  Patience and understanding may need to be on the menu along with a couple of tools in your toolbox! Likewise teachers need to be hyper aware that at this crazy time of year we don’t want to be the reason a child loses control. So what tools […]

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