Award Winning, Behavior Solutions for the Inclusive Classroom, a Must for Raising Awareness

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Tired of tomes on child behavior, heavy with text, and requiring tables of contents, indices, a highlighter, and a clear mind? They do not serve as effective reference manuals if you can’t identify a problem and then get to a solution quickly. When by Beth Aune, OTR/L, Beth Burt, and Peter Gennaro arrived for my […]

Middle School with an ASD – Strive to Thrive or (at least) Survive

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Middle school years are full of challenges. Adding Autism Spectrum Disorder to the mix might just create a recipe for disaster. Many adults with ASD say that middle school was a nightmare. Temple Grandin adds that this was one of the worst parts of her life. Helping your ASD Teen Thrive Without getting into the […]

The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide – A Professional Perspective

by Barbara Lester, LCSW I was excited to sit down and read “The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide: Candid Advice for Teens, Tweens, and Parents, from a Young Man with Asperger’s Syndrome” by J.D. Kraus. Every day at my office I listen to one autism spectrum teen after another who feels rejected and misunderstood. It breaks […]

How Do I Teach This Kid To Read, A Review of a Resource for Teaching Literacy to Children with ASD

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“I am a teacher, first and foremost. I am not an ‘expert’, a researcher, or a scientist. I am an educator who enjoys sharing successful ideas and strategies with other educators,” says Kimberly A. Henry at the start of her Acknowledgements in How Do I Teach This Kid to Read: Teaching Literacy Skills to Young […]

Asperger Syndrome: What Teachers Need to Know

[fbshare]Matt Winter was initially a teacher and tutor, with experience with working with children with Asperger’s Syndrome (AS). Clare Lawrence is currently a teacher who also has experience working with children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She is also the mother of a child with AS. These two combined their knowledge and wrote Asperger […]

The IEP from A to Z

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[fbshare]Parents of children with special needs have many concerns and issues to handle. Initially, it’s getting a proper diagnosis and understanding what it means. Then we need to figure out what treatments are available. But it doesn’t end there. Parents must also become familiar with their school’s  IEP (Individualized Education Program) process. Experience has taught […]

ABC Action Chant: Sounding off with Fun Learning from How Do I Teach This Kid to Read?

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What the ABC Action Chant Is The ABC Action Chant is a multi-sensory way to teach young children letters and their corresponding sounds. Letters and sounds are introduced using a chant that incorporates the letters, key words that begin with them and associated actions. Printable picture cue cards with letters and corresponding words can also […]

Word Webs: A Tool for Turning Abstract into Tangible from How Do I Teach This Kid to Read

A “word web” is a simple, yet effective way to explore abstract concepts with your child in a tangible way. In a nutshell, a word web is any kind of graphic organizer that illustrates the relationships between a group of words. Often, there is some kind of image as well. Word webs are wonderfully versatile, […]

How To Be a Para Pro

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Throughout my daughter’s education there have been many difficult hurdles to jump. Each hurdle has required me to educate myself on a particular topic and then often times add a new member to my daughter’s “team.” Experience with a Para Pro Back in preschool my daughter always had a paraprofessional attend school with her. These […]

An Interview with Jeff Kraus, Author of “The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide”

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Jeff Kraus is the author of The Aspie Teen’s Survival Guide and he is a young man with Asperger’s. Using his unique perspective he shares his personal insight to help teens with Asperger’s find success in high school, with friendships, and in the other important areas of a teen’s life. I reviewed his book and […]

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