Archives for September, 2010

ADDitude Magazine

A magazine on living with attention deficit. All sorts of resources for children, adults, parents, or anyone who knows somebody with attention deficit. http://www.additudemag.com/index.html Read full article »

What is Occupational Therapy?

Definition: Although it sounds like it should involve finding a job or developing work skills, Occupational Therapy actually deals with strengthening fine-motor skills like writing, cutting, shoe-tying and using utensils. For adults recovering from an accident or stroke, that may include work-related skills; for children, whose "occupation" is school and play, it will focus more sharply on developmental milestones and skills Read full article »

Professional Development Opportunities

Some of out Learning Support staff at International School Manila have wonderful professional learning opportunities coming up in the next few months.  Rachael Huelskamp is traveling to Canada in November along with a Middle School colleague to attend an international conference on Autism http://www.autism.net/welcome-symposium-2010.html This conference is hosting a number of extremely influential and knowlegeable speakers and we look forward to the Read full article »

Changes to our Manual

This week the Learning Support Program Leaders and the administration from Elementary School, Middle School and High School all got together to rewrite our LS Policy and Procedures Manual.  The manual was written in 2006 and needed some updating.  We have decoded to streamline the manual and get rid of some of the unwieldy instruction in it. The service will not change Read full article »

Game playing rules for home.

Dear Parents, There are many ways to work in appropriate social skills practice everyday with your children. Here is one example with game playing:  -Before playing a game, go over the 'rules' : take turns, no name calling, when it is not your turn you keep your hands to yourself, wait for other people to finish their turn before you take your Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!