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Back to School Tips

Back to School Tips

First Day of School Tips I'm going into my 18th year of teaching, and I still have butterflies in my stomach at the thought of the first day of school. That healthy mix of nerves and excitement has me out of bed and up early that first day, excited to meet my...

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Stereotypic Behaviors and Play Activities

Stereotypic Behaviors and Play Activities

For the next few weeks I plan on highlighting some amazing ideas I have learned from the book: The Activity Kit for Babies and Toddlers at Risk (Fein, Deborah et al. 2016).  While the title focuses on young children, these ideas can be applied to many ages as the...

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Increasing the Use of Visuals at Home!

Increasing the Use of Visuals at Home!

 We have to remember that in young children, receptive language is not yet fully developed.  One of the “wants and needs” I hear often from families is that their child does not follow the directions they are given.  Or that the usual, every day routines take so much support, and it becomes frustrating for both parent and child.  The addition of visuals within the home has been the most successful change I have implemented. 

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Time Management and Waiting Visuals

Time Management and Waiting Visuals

Let me share a little secret - I stink at waiting. I get anxious. I get bored. I fidget. Waiting is hard for me. It's hard for many of our students. Waiting is a skill that needs to be taught. But we want to ensure that we are teaching waiting and time...

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