Louis in the Hall

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Please visit this website for more information: http://www.ncld.org/. When the focus is on punishment as a reaction to improper behavior, we are only teaching the child not to “get caught” being “bad.” When we choose proactive discipline, we teach moral decision-making. This takes practice and attention to yourself and your date. These benefits of inclusive education will significantly help children when making friends and when participating in the community, and must be kept in mind when reading the following discussion of friendships.

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The Adventure of Maisie Voyager

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However, studies suggest limited attention or distractibility for as many as a quarter of infants,[ 36 ] preschool and primary school children [ 15, 37 ] with Down syndrome reducing to about 16% in the teenage years.[ 5, 37, 38 ] It is, therefore, important to develop attention skills and learning skills throughout the infant and preschool years. Coping With Cliques – Nemours presents this website, which offers information for middle schoolers on how to deal with cliques.

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Forests (Take-off!: What are...?)

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Research tells us that individuals who have friends are likely to be happier, healthier and live longer than those who do not. The following list, taken from Social Skills for Daily Living from American Guidance Associates, provides examples of the areas that might be targeted: introducing oneself: saying one's name clearly and shaking hands, if appropriate accepting accepting criticism: listening and understanding criticism without anger and explaining how one will try to change what's being criticized, if appropriate Adults with learning disabilities often have difficulty learning and using social skills.

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Taking Down Syndrome to School (Special Kids in School)

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Specific supervision and safety guidelines are applied for transportation services for children with disabilities. Identify a "home base" (a place in the school where the student feels safe) with the student's input. (See #4 in the Appendix.) Appoint a "safe person" chosen by the student and parents to perform several related functions. (See#4 in the Appendix.) Develop a "safety plan" that includes the following: "Checking in" with the student on a regular basis to determine if the student is feeling safe from bullying, has witnessed any episodes of bullying that are troubling him/her, or has engaged in any behaviors that might be seen as bullying.

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Impact: Non Fiction Set A

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But simply telling a child to be quiet doesn’t help him learn. Turner Syndrome is a spectrum disorder and each person will have a unique set of strengths and weaknesses. Have students reflect on the image and what they think it means. How Loud Is Too Loud? – The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders sponsors this website that educates middle schoolers about keeping the volume of music, games, and television at an acceptable, healthy level.

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Some Kids Are Deaf (Understanding Differences)

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Life skills will continue to be worked on while transition into the workforce will be highly stressed. Make an effort to build choices into school activities whenever possible. According to Maslow's hierarchy of needs, humans need to feel love (sexual/nonsexual) and acceptance from social groups (family, peer groups). ADHD children have difficulty with sustained attention. The ever inspiring Tabitha, from Scrapbook of a School Counselor, has put together a lunch bunch linky party so we can check out what each other is doing (and hopefully grab an idea or two!) A lunch bunch may look different for different counselors, but basically a lunch bunch is a group of students who meet with the school counselor/social worker during lunch time with a specific goal in mind.

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Bela

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Rather than memorizing or simply fulfilling a set of core academic standards, each student learns to analyze information and hone problem solving skills, and leaves the program with not only an academic education, but with a personalized technique for negotiating the world. Examples for the skill of Praising: Sounds Like: Terrific! A key role for social workers, according to Shattuck, is in helping individuals with autism and their families navigate different care systems. For an application, click here: TeamKidsComputers Learn more at www.brillkids.com.

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Memories of Summer

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Contact Chester County Dept. of Emergency Services, rslater@chesco.org, 267-746-0685, 610-344-5022. The middle school and high school years can be brutal for a child who struggles socially. Structured Developmental playgroup: uses specific strategies to help children transition easily from one activity to the next. This regular contact can make a real difference to the life of an autistic person and their family. In this article I use Positive Behavioral Supports as an umbrella concept for examining the behavioral and social competence of children, followed by a closer examination of the concept of social competence.

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Puppies For Sale and Other Inspirational Tales: A "Litter"

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Greenstreet Commons chief Neale Godfrey recommends taking your teen to the insurance agent when you add her to your policy. My social story uses Scooby Doo characters as the narrators — there’s no reason why a social story can’t be fun (okay, it’s not an official social story with official ratio of descriptive sentence types, etc.). Without knowing why, a teen with Aspergers can hurt feelings, ask inappropriate questions, act oddly or generally open themselves up to hostility, teasing, bullying and isolation.

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Of Sound Mind

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Spatial awareness is second only to basic math as the building block for STEM learning because it teaches kids how to manipulate shapes in their head, says Vanderbilt University psychology professor David Lubinski, Ph. Professionals working with adults with autism can help by first discovering the strengths and weaknesses of the individual and then developing a treatment plan that focuses on areas in need of attention. “Since autism is such a heterogeneous disorder, individualized treatment is paramount.

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