Raising an Autistic child can be very challenging, and at times heartbreaking. The following story is an autism mom’s lesson learned raising her autistic child. I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I did. It’s sad, but also inspiring.
It was 6:09 pm on a chilly November evening when the most beautiful . . . → Read More: A Mom’s Lesson Learned Raising an Autistic Child
Teaching an autistic child requires creativity and an understanding of the child’s strengths and weaknesses. You can not take one program and use it with all autistic children. Each program needs to be designed specifically for each child. This can be difficult for teachers. Having an IEP for your child helps, but it can . . . → Read More: Teaching An Autistic Child
Don’t be afraid to take a step back with your autistic child. There are times when you have to take a step back in order to move forward. I have had to do so on several occassions with my son. It’s not always easy, but it is worth it in the end.
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I spend a lot of time worried about my son’s future. I tend to concentrate on what he needs to learn, and forget to appreciate what he has accomplished. The last couple of days, I have been paying attention to the things that he can do on his own.
He can help . . . → Read More: Take Time To Praise Accomplishments of Your Child with Autism
At the University of Southern California, a robot is teaching an autistic child. At the University of California and the University of Washington, the same thing is happening. A new breed of robots have been designed to work with and teach children. They are discovering that these robots seem to have the . . . → Read More: Robots Used to Teach Autistic Children
Curvy Herbie and Straight Nate, A lesson in curved line thinking is based on a theory of “Curved Line Thinking” by Alice Womer, M.S. CCC-SLP, written by Pamela Mari and illustrated by Dawn Rebuck. Alice Womer developed this while working with autistic children in a classroom setting. This is a short story that . . . → Read More: Curvy Herbie and Straight Nate Giveaway Closed
I have had to do a lot of compromising when it comes to my son. I believe in limiting the use of technology with children. I believe spending time doing activities outside are important. I also believe that indoor activities should be craft projects, family board games, reading and an hour of television.
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My daughter is still in the young and innocent age. She loves her older brother and accepts him for who he is. I know the time will come when she will start asking questions that I will have a hard time answering. She will ask me why her brother doesn’t talk and accepts the . . . → Read More: The Other Kid Workbook Review and Giveaway Closed