What’s new in the blog...
I have recorded a free mini-training video answering some of the questions I received over the past while.
In this video, I discuss the topic:
How to help expand children's attention span.
You may be interested in this week's topic if your child or student:
- Wanders around the classroom or the playroom, exploring toys but not playing with them.
What would you ask me if we were having a coffee together?
As I prepare new vlogs and articles, I want to ensure that the new content I create is helpful to you. And that is why I would love to hear what's in your mind.
Would you like to know more about parenting a child with additional needs? Or about early intervention for children with autism or Down...
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10 tips to help children understand the meaning of words
When we support children who are not speaking yet, we tend to be anxious for them to say their first words. However, we must first focus on understanding language and the meaning of words, as children need to understand words before using them to...
Teaching Children Their Full Address
Does your child or student know the full address of where they live?
If they got lost or anything happened, would they be able to tell where they live?
Knowing the address of where they live is an essential thing for them to be able to say.
For children who can´t communicate with words yet and are a flight risk, you may consider having an ID bracelet...
The 5 Pillars For Early Intervention At Home
When a child is diagnosed with a developmental delay or a disability, parents are anxious to do all they can to support their child's development.
Finding the right professionals and the long waitlist that public services have often delay the start of early intervention. But there are essential things that can be done while parents wait for...
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How to teach children the concept of “later.”
One of the reasons for challenging behaviour in young children, particularly if they have a language delay, is not getting what they want right at that moment.
They want it, and they want NOW!
And they are not pleased if your answer is “not now, later”.
And that is...
Songs For Fine Motor Skills
In this video, I will teach you three songs I use in early intervention to help promote fine motor skills development.
I am constantly researching songs, games and toys that help me practice therapeutic exercises with children so it doesn´t feel like therapy to them. The more they enjoy those activities, the more they will want to practice them again and again...
Structuring tabletop work: How to use START and FINISHED boxes.
I would also like to introduce you to a really useful resource that I use with my young students, and that I used with my own son Sebastian during his preschool years.
Children with autism and other developmental disabilities, benefit hugely from routines and structure. Some children particularly enjoy taking part in structured...