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How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Children with Special Needs

How Visual Schedules Help Special Needs Children We use many tools to keep our days organized, from our old-school notebooks to our online calendars. They're so handy for adults. Why wouldn't we give our kids the same types of tools to organize their days? It turns out that children benefit from scheduling tools, too. But theirs look a little bit different. How Visual Schedules Help Children With Special Needs Behavior therapists have been using visual schedules for the last 25 years to help children stay focused and transition from one task to the next. What are Visual Schedules? A visual…
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How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play

How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play

Parents of autistic children often worry when their little ones reach school-going age. They are concerned if the educational approach or the institution they choose for their child will be a good fit for their learning needs. Autism is a spectrum disorder that impairs a child's ability to interact and communicate with others. This means a child with autism will have drastically different learning needs compared to other children.  How Montessori Can Help Your Autistic Child Learn Through Play Taking your autistic child to a traditional learning institution may also make it difficult for your child to achieve developmental milestones.…
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What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

What Are the Schooling Options for a Child with Autism?

When deciding how to educate your child with autism, there are several options, from home-schooling to public school. But, which one is best for your child? If your child has had issues in the public school system in the past, it’s worth speaking to education solicitors who can inform you of your legal standing. Otherwise, it’s easier to make an informed decision from the get-go. In this post, we’re going to help you do just that by covering the three main ways you can school your child with autism to help you decide which option is best for you. Which…
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5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism

Teaching students with autism can be intimidating for many. It can be challenging, but it can also be one of the most memorable and rewarding teaching experiences that you will ever have. When teaching an autistic student, you will want to learn the best tips to educate them. 5 Powerful Tips for Teaching Students with Autism So, if you are looking for ways to get better at teaching autism children, here are the five most powerful tips for teaching students with autism. Avoid Overwhelming Sensory Stimuli One of the most important things to keep in mind is that sensory overload…
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The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

The Different Types of Reading Disabilities and How to Help Your Child

Do you suspect that your child has a reading problem? Keep reading to learn about the different types of reading disabilities and what you can do to help your child. Helping your child read is a large part of helping them achieve success in their lifetime. Without strong reading skills, it can be difficult for them to advance in their education. There are different types of reading disabilities that can cause difficulties for your child to learn to read and to understand what they are reading. What Are The Different Types of Reading Disabilities? A reading disability is when someone…
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5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in Your Child

Concerned your child is falling behind? These 5 learning disability symptoms may help you figure out what is going on in your child's education. It's easy to think that your child is lazy or doesn't want to learn. If your child doesn't seem to be interested in school, it isn't necessarily because they are lazy or don't want to learn. Look for learning disability symptoms, and see if they are experiencing a hard time and need specialized help. If you don't know what signs to look for, we are here to help. 5 Learning Disability Symptoms You Should Watch Out for in…
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Motivating your autistic child to write

Motivating your autistic child to write

a child girl doing homework writing and reading at home Writing can be a rather challenging activity, especially for children on the autism spectrum. In their neurodiversity, some may find it less complicated to write or speak than others. Some autistic children may even experience particular difficulty with keeping their focus and concentration on specific tasks and activities. But knowing your child’s unique abilities is the best way you can help them develop their writing skills. If you understand their strengths and needs, it will also be a lot easier for you to properly support them. Bringing up an autistic…
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