Archive | Rituals and Routines

26 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Circle Time-Part 2

Part 1 of the Circle Time discussion outlined all aspects of a challenging situation submitted by a teacher of a pre-school class of children with special needs. Today’s podcast focuses on some possible solutions to the problems surrounding circle time in her classroom. The immediate goal is to decrease emotional melt-downs by a 5-year-old diagnosed […]

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25 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Circle Time-Part 1

A pre-school teacher of over a dozen young students with special needs asked for some ideas for decreasing disruptions during circle time in her classroom. Of particular concern is the behavior of a 5-year-old diagnosed with autism. “When teachers attempt to have him follow the daily routine on his picture schedule and come to circle […]

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19 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Living at Home

After graduation from high school, some individuals with autism will choose to live at home with their families. Some will get jobs or go to college, and others will need significant daily support. What are some factors families can consider to help maximize the well-being and potential of individuals with autism who require significant support? […]

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18 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Remove Temptation

Sometimes the solution to a problem is right in front of our eyes. For example, if I cannot resist eating chocolate bars as a late night snack, the most logical solution is to keep chocolate bars out of the house. Likewise, if a toddler with autism swallows earrings and paperclips, those objects must be stored […]

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10 March 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Green Day

Holidays give us opportunities to insert a bit of variety in the lives of our friends with autism, especially those who are very resistant to changing routines and very resistant to tasting new foods. Saint Patrick’s Day is one of those special occasions custom-made for introducing some tasty tidbits to picky eaters and possibly expanding […]

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