Start your day with something that focuses your energy on you, and not on the things that have to get done. Whether you do a few easy exercises to wake up or jump right into a tough workout is up to you. The important thing is to give yourself something to focus on and something you can control and look forward to.
Sequencing is one of many skills that helps a child learn and understand events in his or her environment. For … More
During my sessions with some of the clients this week, we played virtual scavenger hunt. It gave the children the opportunity to use language to describe the items by functions or by attributes.
This is a fun and a simple way to build language and also entertain active energetic toddlers and preschoolers
Recently, I have heard many clinicians complain about having to work with a child with severe disability via telepractice. I … More
In a perfect world, we want to give our children with special needs the most natural social inclusive environment as … More
Conversation is sharing or exchanging of ideas. Despite COVID-19, your child can still practice social skills with your support using … More
This week we will work on setting realistic goals and expectations for your child’s learning and daily needs during this lock down. The first step is to create a realistic Weekly Event Calendar for your child. The calendar will now become your child’s daily routine. Below you will see a replica calendar that was created for a client.
If we can create some normal daily routines for those kids that rely heavily on sameness or are have a tough time with transitioning it will make teaching easier. Let’s start with the basics of a visual schedule. A visual schedule is a set of pictures or words that shows what is happening daily. Parents with children diagnosed with Autism are familiar with visual schedules, but most of them have not had to take on the teacher roll. We are going to work first on creating visual schedule so to assist in establishing routines for school work at home. The visual schedule will help your child know what activities he is going to engage in daily. This will help you and your child feel less anxious and feel more in control.
In our Lions group we have been teaching the kids how to engage in dramatic play (pretend play) related to … More