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ABC Data: Record Antecedents, Behaviors, and Consequences

Some children exhibit challenging behaviors. These behaviors may not respond to typical discipline approaches. I agree with Dr. Ross Greene’s philosophy that children behave well if they can. Misbehavior is due to missing skills. In order to effectively treat the challenging behavior(s), one must first understand the factors influencing the behavior. ABC data will provide you with […]

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Factors Influencing Silent Reading Comprehension

Reading is a complex process. The early grades focus on decoding and recognizing words. The words are then strung into sentences, paragraphs, and longer passages. The student is supposed to have silent reading comprehension by reading at the rate of natural speech while simultaneously processing the same information. The Ultimate Goal of Reading Instruction is […]

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An Unfortunate Language Development Misconception

In some professional groups, there is a language development misconception that using sign language or other visuals will inhibit the ability to learn to talk. Trusted professionals who give out inaccurate advise, although well-meaning, do a disservice to children. My experience with a professional’s language development misconception: My first two children met and often exceeded […]

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DIY Waldorf Block Crayons

Waldorf education is known for integrating art throughout the school day. High quality block crayons are used to 1) explore lines, curves, and shapes and 2) for creating beautiful masterpieces to go along with stories and lessons. This block crayon tin contains 8 crayons and costs $14.95. Although I love the idea of high quality block crayons, […]

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4th of July Toddler Art Flag with Dot Paint

On Independence Day we celebrate the birth of our nation, the United States of America. This holiday is commonly observed with fireworks, parades, and barbecues. Citizens often show patriotism by displaying the American flag on this national holiday. Celebrate Independence Day with children by completing a fun art project. My toddlers love to dot paint, so I […]

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Structured Teaching with LeapFrog Letter Factory

Structured teaching adds visual clarity to a task. Many alphabet toys can be turned into structured teaching activities. In this activity, the LeapFrog Letter Factory toy was given visual organization as a structured teaching task. Learning objectives: Use 1-to-1 correspondence to move objects Use fine motor skills to place letters in the slot Exposure to letter names […]

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Top 6 Alphabet Toys for Learning Letter Names and Sounds

A literacy rich environment is one that exposes children to print from an early age. Access to books, educational toys, and other writing at home all contribute to a literacy rich environment. Care givers who spend time talking to, playing with, and reading to children will maximize the benefits of early exposure to print. Alphabet toys […]

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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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