Lucinda's Top 10 tips for collaborating with an assistant
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This is a great website with a wealth of information about literacy skills.
Games, games, games!!
Games that play with pictures, shapes, and language are always excellent ways to teach through play. There are times when our children enjoy letter-play but at other times visual play (perceptive, orientation) will demand their attention. All are excellent and important for healthy development. Below are 3 of my favorites:
Tug of War
Back to basics. Summer time is a time for fun and movement. Tug of War is a great sensory activity for the whole family. You can experiment with force and balance and everyone can play.
Twister is an oldie but a goodie for children of all ages. You can modify it in any manner for any participant. I love that it gets everyone in the family moving.
Kaleidogears is an excellent building and durable toy for all ages.
I fidget. I doodle on graduation programs, bulletins, and seem at a loss if something to manipulate isn't in my hands. It's always good to have fidgets on hand for hands that want something to work with in order to stay calm or focused.
Many children need to see time passing to understand a time frame. I love visual timers to illustrate how many more minutes of computer time, reading time, until dinner, etc. No more warnings or reminders. The timer helps everyone be more independent! I believe there should be one (or two) in every classroom in the country.
The small 3 inch timer is perfect for the individual or for small group work.
High Quality Practices for Reading and Writing
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Social Thinking Resource for Specialists and Families
Many of our staff recommended this website for students and families interested in the needs of children with autism and social thinking skills.
Stuttering Resource for Speech Pathologists
Great resources on stuttering including information, checklists & suggestions for parents & teachers, assessment and therapy suggestions for SLPs, stuttering awareness and forums for children & teens