The 5K Step Rule!

Schools are closed and there is still a pandemic brewing in our midst. Some remain unvaccinated and the question of what will come next has arrived. Technology will most likely be on the minds of students who now have more free time and ideas for developing routines and rules around it abound. However, I haveContinue reading “The 5K Step Rule!”

Summer Tech Use?

On Facebook recently, I read the following question from a parent and had some ideas about what might be helpful: “Anyone had success in detaching their kids from the electronic world? I have a huge concern about what this is doing to my 2 boys with multiple letters in their diagnosis…I am afraid our summerContinue reading “Summer Tech Use?”

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”

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”

Play and Holidays

  IMAGE | NOVEMBER 26, 2019 | ROBSIM222 | EDIT   Parents ask – what can I get for my special needs child for the holidays.  The gift of sharing time and allowing for this experience is probably one of the most important.  This is well documented in the literature and even pediatricians have weighed in on the subject of playContinue reading “Play and Holidays”

What Does it Mean to Have Generational Intelligence and What are Your Thoughts?

  What is communication in the 21st century? Are we merely talking??  Research actually is saying “no”. The above chart from the University of Liverpool illustrates the differences between age groups.  We are really are what I would term to be global communicators; in that, we use a variety of communication forms.  That has goodContinue reading “What Does it Mean to Have Generational Intelligence and What are Your Thoughts?”

Did You Hear What I said?? Did You Understand me!!

The answer to these questions are going to be conveyed differently, depending on your age and life experience with technology.  I’ve been doing a great deal of reading about communication and wonder what the best way to do so is at this time.   The subject has consumed me lately as I talk with othersContinue reading “Did You Hear What I said?? Did You Understand me!!”

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