7 tips for working with autistic children, learn with emily dot com

7 Tips for Working with Autistic Children

As a parent, I have found that many people do not know how to work effectively with my autistic children. My children respond well to visuals and become easily bored. Situations that rely on solely on auditory input (sitting still, listening, and discussions) are very difficulty for them. Typical discipline approaches will not work and may even […]

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The Well-Trained Mind Homeschool Book

I have been intrigued by the classical education movement. A classical education is one that bases learning off of three stages: 1) the Grammar stage, 2) the Logic stage, and 3) the Rhetoric stage. Children below 5th grade are in the grammar stage. In this stage, facts, general knowledge, and memorization are required. During the […]

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Kid Approved Spinach Oatmeal Bars

Many children do not eat enough vegetables. It is recommended that children eat 3 servings per day. If your child has sensory sensitivities to food, providing them with a balanced diet may seem impossible. This “deceptive” recipe sneaks spinach into yummy oatmeal bars. The cooked and cooled oatmeal bars will not have any spinach flavor. They […]

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Autism Series: How to Teach Tolerance To Losing

One skill that may be difficult for an autistic child is how to handle losing a game. Autistic children tend to thrive in predictable situations. They love their routines and may become very distressed when a routine is disrupted. Playing games can be unpredictable. Although each game will have its own set of rules, different things […]

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Time Delay as an Instructional Strategy

Time Delay is an instructional strategy that has been used to teach a variety of skills. The two types of time delay include Constant Time Delay (CTD) and Progressive Time Delay (PTD). Both procedures have been documented as effective in research studies (Cooper, Heron, & Heward, 2007). Constant Time Delay Step 1: Present the stimulus […]

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Top Supplementary Math Curriculum

Even the best math curriculum may need additional support through supplementary math curriculum. For instance, many math programs skim over money and time telling skills. These very short units may not be enough for some students. Other students may need more frequent review than is covered in general programs. The following supplements are sources that I have […]

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A Review of Math Fact Curriculum

Most school programs attempt to teach children to memorize math facts during the elementary school years. Once the child has learned the basic concepts of addition and subtraction, the focus moves to memorization. Later, the same process is repeated when multiplication and division are introduced. Learning math facts will help children become more proficient in […]

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How to Help Children who Struggle with Math Facts

Math facts are basic math problems used in more complex math processes. In the early grades, the concepts of addition and subtraction are taught first. Once addition and subtraction have been mastered, multiplication and division are introduced. Students are also taught to memorize the math facts. Memorizing facts will allow a child to quickly obtain an […]

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