… The SECRETS that make a REAL DIFFERENCE for kids with Autism …
My blog will reveal one secret per week over the next year to help kids with Autism.
That’s 52 SECRETS for parents, teachers, childhood professionals!!!
With over 16 years in practice with these kids, I have a few tips up my sleeve that make an immediate difference, and others take a little more time and practice, but then… results!
What is my motive for sharing my secrets?
Simple. My mission is to stop wait lists for kids who need help with therapies like Occupational Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and the like. My promise is to start helping kids in need QUICKLY, with meaningful RESULTS. In the past four years, my team has succeeded in serving kids within less than a month’s time, and 90% minimum of the goals set for each child was met! A true achievement! The reality though is that hundreds of kids with Autism are still waiting for help, and years go by where their parents remain ill-equipped in knowing what to do for their child. A sad and unacceptable situation.
So, my SECRETS for Kids With Autism blog is one of my ways to contribute to transforming this world-wide sad state for our kids!
Please let me know your thoughts about my SECRETS, especially if you tried it out. Let me know how it helped or did not help, and what else you use to help these kids.
To your success in Joy and Light !!
Blessings to you,
Some Kids are Under Stimulated While Others are Over Stimulated
Keep in mind that some kids are under receptive to sensory stimuli, and need to do activities such as balancing, spinning, running, rolling on a ball to get themselves “going” and start “feeling okay.”
Other kids, however, are over sensitive to sensory information, and need to avoid it as much as possible. But no matter which is the case, there are activities, often referred to as a “sensory diet,” that can help change the way your kid’s brain processes sensory information. Activities that look like play, done with a competent therapist, can actually change the way your kid’s brain works.
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Isy, a teen with Autism writes: “PowerPoint was a good way to make up interactive Flash Cards that he (her father) could add sound to. They found that by using pictures that I liked and adding colourful letters and words with the sound of their voices, I was really intrigued and wanted to look at the Flash Cards, so much so that I thrashed them.
The first set they made up were of the alphabet with each colourful letter popping up in succession along with the phonetic sound of the letter which my dad recorded. The interactive Flash Cards progressed onto words then stories. I absolutely loved them and that had a huge impact on my speech and language learning.
For most Autistic or ASD children and children with special learning needs this is a good way to teach them basic language skills, particularly the phonetic alphabet and how those sounds are used to create words.”