A Message to Parents

Dear Parents, I am finally back after a long silence for almost two years. It is very hard to disengage myself from thinking and writing about...

Posts Tagged ‘social interaction’

Sing to Improve Speech

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

This is a technique that I learned about just by trying. A student with very little speech demonstrated a very short attention span for regular work (Math and Language Arts). But I noticed that he showed a lot of interest in the Music class, and was able to focus and stay on task for almost the

Where Should I Place My Child?

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

You don’t know which placement is best for your child? Don’t worry! There is a whole system and a team responsible and devoted  to find the best placement for your child. By placement I mean the program and the class that best fits your child’s needs. Know Your Rights In case you do not know

Boost Social Skills

By Nadia Shanab | autism, general advice, parenting

There is a misconception about children with autism and relationships. Autism comes from the Latin word “auto” which means “self”. This is why children with autism have been attributed the unsociable characteristic: the word “auto” implies selfishness. However, in reality, these children are interested in having friends, holding conversations, and learning about their environment. The