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Top Ten Toys for Kids with ASD (and how I use them)

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Last year, I purchased the Discovery Toys starter kit, because I had used so many of their toys in the past, and they are fantastic for therapy and teaching.   I didn’t want to sell the products;  I just wanted $420 in toys for $140 and access to the consultant discount .
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Top Ten Toys for Kids with ASD (and how I use them)

(To view with pictures, please click here)

Last year, I purchased the Discovery Toys starter kit, because I had used so many of their toys in the past, and they are fantastic for therapy and teaching.   I didn’t want to sell the products;  I just wanted $420 in toys for $140 and access to the consultant discount .
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Using Computers in the Classroom to Support Children with ASD and Learning Disabilities

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There are lots of great ideas in terms of using computers within the classroom.  Sure, we are bound by funding and other challenges, but keep some of the following in mind when considering how to use yours.
Too few computers for too many students?  You could time-share pairs of students, have them all work together, or have some on computers while others do related curriculum activities.
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Using Computers in the Classroom to Support Children with ASD and Learning Disabilities

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There are lots of great ideas in terms of using computers within the classroom.  Sure, we are bound by funding and other challenges, but keep some of the following in mind when considering how to use yours.
Too few computers for too many students?  You could time-share pairs of students, have them all work together, or have some on computers while others do related curriculum activities.
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Supporting Visual-Motor Planning in the Classroom

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Children with learning differences, learning disabilities and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty coordinating information between their senses, and integrating information presented through one mode into output through another mode.  For example, they may have difficulty listening to a teacher's voice, processing the information, and then having to write a paragraph based on the auditory information.  Extra processing time is often needed in the moment.  Other strategies can help you effectively teach students with visual motor difficulties:

  • Reduce the time demands, allow extra time, and just go for accuracy.
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Supporting Visual-Motor Planning in the Classroom

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Children with learning differences, learning disabilities and developmental disabilities such as autism spectrum disorders often have difficulty coordinating information between their senses, and integrating information presented through one mode into output through another mode.  For example, they may have difficulty listening to a teacher's voice, processing the information, and then having to write a paragraph based on the auditory information.  Extra processing time is often needed in the moment.  Other strategies can help you effectively teach students with visual motor difficulties:

  • Reduce the time demands, allow extra time, and just go for accuracy.
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The Critical Inch

I apologize for the long writing absence.  I have been spending a great deal of time adjusting to the realities of my role as Principal.  I am blessed to work with one of the most dedicated group of professionals I have known.  …

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The Power of Posing Problems

This TED video is the jumping-off point for this entry:

This video prompted the following comment on the TED website:

  • John Burrell 2 hours ago: The teaching profession are falling over themselves to embrace the ‘new paradigms’ advocated by this teacher, repeated by amongst Ken Livingston and written about by Steven Johnson + the endless retweets on Edchat.

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My chances of winning all the chocolate ARE?

Life’s been a bit tougher the past 12+ months which is why there’s been less of Sue around than previously.

And off course, during the same period I’ve also been a bit accident prone so some of my friends, who have been there when I’ve needed them, have decided it’s time for a smile and laugh.…

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