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Tips for Sensory Problems

Tips for Sensory Problems

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

These simple tools can be used at school and at home. They are easy to acquire and they don’t take too much room. 1- The “Write-on Wipe-off” board I simply called it the “white board”. I bought it at Lakeshore  (it is learning store) www.LakeshoreLearning.com for $4.95, it is a two sided board, one is lined [&hellip

Visual Timer

Visual Timer

By Nadia Shanab | autism, parenting, tips

Autistic children rely intensively on their visual skills. I always make sure to use a visual timer along with the daily schedule. The visual timer has the advantage of giving a real feeling of time. It helps estimate the elapsed time and anticipate the remaining time. It compares to the difference between a digital watch [&hellip

Comprehension Check

Comprehension Check

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting, tips

There is a way to go into the mind of kids with poor verbal skills and check their understanding of  language. This activity engages several senses along with the thinking process. The kids usually like it because it appears to them as a game. I like doing this activity especially in the afternoon when the [&hellip

Consistency

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

Consistency plays a key role in any success. Applying rules consistently takes determination and effort, but it pays off in the long term. It helps the child form and build her own learning schemes in a structured way. Consistency doesn’t leave room for confusion. It is an excellent way to model conformity and discipline. If a [&hellip

The Importance of a Daily Schedule

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

We all need some organization and planning to be efficient, productive and relaxed throughout the day. Autistic children, in particular, need a daily schedule in order to picture in their mind how the day will go for them. Their notion of time is different, what appears for “normal” people to be slow might appear to [&hellip