Before Technology

Sometimes same events re-occur.  Years ago, families had rules about the use of television with children and now things have gotten more complex with the emergence of social media,  smartphones, and computers for example. The Family Media Plan-published by the American Academy of Pediatrics talks about the fact that at the age of fifteen months,Continue reading “Before Technology”

Navigate Special Ed

Navigating Special Education So frustrating… your child enters the world and you are not aware of the hand that you will be dealt with.  You have a child – a wonderful child whom you love so much – but they have a different style of functioning. They may respond to the world differently. They mayContinue reading “Navigate Special Ed”

Add Routines to Your Day

Kids love routines. The dictionary definition tells us that routines are a “sequence of actions regularly followed. Why are routines important?  Without giving it away, here are 18 reasons:  http://www.skilledatlife.com/18-reasons-why-a-daily-routine-is-so-important/ Elmo, from Sesame Street, gives us an idea of what a routine for a young child may look like https://autism.sesamestreet.org/daily-routine-cards/ The need to assist familiesContinue reading “Add Routines to Your Day”

Becoming Bi or Tri-Lingual

Speaking more than one language at home enriches communication for children with autism Neuro-typical and-atypical learns a language in the same way. Rather than a detrimental task for them, you are actually creating new pathways in the brain AND enabling more of the brain to develop. The fact is that anyone can learn a language,Continue reading “Becoming Bi or Tri-Lingual”

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