Posts Tagged ‘Communication’

6 Things You Should Do When Telling Your Child He/She Has Autism!

Do you start to sweat, break out in a bad case of the nerves, or wake up in the middle of the night when you even think about telling your child he/she has autism? You are not alone. Many parents try to put off this conversation for as long as they can just because the thought of breaking this kind of news is both scary and painful. My nephew’s parents […]

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Can Your Pet Talk? A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

Can Your Pet Talk?  A Cool Way For Your Child To Interact.

You’ve seen the talking apps like Talking Tom Cat, Talking Santa and Talking Billy. I remember when they first came out and I thought they were fun and as cute as could be. I used them to encourage students to make sounds or talk because they were such terrific reinforcers! Now I’ve discovered an app that makes this idea of interacting with animals much more personal.  You can take a […]

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Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

Check Out 4 Ideas to Use To Stop Vocal Abuse!

The natural thing for kids to do is to let it all out vocally. Right?!!! They love to yell, scream, laugh, and make all kinds of wild and crazy noises. Let’s face it, kids’ vocal cords can take a lot of abuse. Otherwise we’d see children of all ages walking around with raspy voices or even voices that would cut in and out like someone with laryngitis. For those children […]

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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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3 Things You Need To Know To Help Children In Crisis!

3 Things You Need To Know To Help Children In Crisis!

When something crazy happens in your classroom, in your home or at your school, do you have the first clue how to handle it?  You may not know what to do or what to say.  You just might miss a golden opportunity to understand your child and to change the course of his/her path. Watch the video and learn 3 things you can do to find out what really took […]

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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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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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Wanna Know a Brilliant Way to Handle Swearing?

Wanna Know a Brilliant Way to Handle Swearing?

  Hot Topic Alert!!!! This is a topic that I’m sure you’ve been involved in at one time or another! Children using swear words….. Children pick up swear words from everywhere and if limits are not placed on them, the words continue to get used and have value for the child.  If there is one thing that a child understands is that swear words come attached with emotions.   How else […]

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Reasons and Solutions for Self -Injurious Behaviors

Reasons and Solutions for Self -Injurious Behaviors

It’s not uncommon for one of our classrooms to have a student who inflicts injury on himself/herself.  The important thing to remember here is that this behavior is no different from any other behavior that a student displays. Behavior Communicates! We know that our children/students are trying to tell us something. We just sometimes have a hard time figuring out exactly what that is. There are reasons that a student […]

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Do You Have An Amazing Informal Reading Assessment To Use?

Do You Have An Amazing Informal Reading Assessment To Use?

Too many times teachers are forced to pull information from here and there.  That takes time and often the information does not have any kind of scope and sequence or it’s just not comprehensive. Just bits and pieces. When you have a new student who’s a mystery as far as reading skills go, you want something at your fingertips to quickly figure out what is going on. Today I’m passing […]

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