Archives for May, 2011

Lindamood-Bell Literacy Training in Taipei

This past April Rachael Huelskamp and I had the opportunity to attend two Lindamood-Bell Literacy trainings. The trainings were held at Taipei American School. We were fortunate enough to attend Visualizing and Verbalizing, often known as V/V and Seeing Stars. We were also fortunate enough to be a part of a highly trained group of teachers from international schools in Read full article »

No more ‘Asperger’s Syndrome’

Article on the move to eliminate the term Asperger's Syndrome from the DMV. http://abcnews.go.com/Health/AutismSymptomsDiagnosis/aspergers-syndrome-set-lose/story?id=13674552 Read full article »

Unpopular children: Why don’t they like me?

A new theory claims that being an unpopular child is a learning difficulty, just like dyslexia – and the good news is that it can be treated By Tanith Carey Tuesday, 15 February 2011   Forever alone: having good relationships with peers is essential to self-esteem and success. At the age of nine, Victoria is the type of child who the other girls in her Read full article »

“Do I have ADHD?”

This is the question posed by UK comedian Rory Bremner in a documentary for BBC Radio 4.  Bremner is now an adult but started to explore whether he may have ADHD after a young relation was diagnosed with the condition.  This article explains Bremner's perspective. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-13471147   Read full article »

Eye contact. Important?

A wonderful article from a young man with Asperger's Syndrome regarding eye contact. Very interesting.  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!