Archives for August, 2012

Social Thinking Groups – Grades 3 & 4

Hi.  This week we have been making plans for the weeks ahead and identifying what we want to get better at and what we want to focus on.  We have been looking at ways in which to identify expected and unexpected behaviour.  Coming into class and having the teacher standing on the desks is an unexpected behaviour.  Coming out of Read full article »

Social Thinking Groups – Grade 1

Hi.  This week week we have been focussing on getting to know each other and working out the best way to enter and leave the classroom as an individual.  Often our students are excited to leave to come to a group or a 1:1 session or they are excited to get back and share what they have learned. We know however, Read full article »

Metacognition: Problem-Solving Skills for ADHD Children

Help your ADD/ADHD child's metacognition with these tips for learning and applying problem-solving skills at school and at home. by ADDitude Editors   Metacognition is the ability to stand back and see oneself when doing a task. You ask yourself, “How am I doing? How did I do?” A young child can change behavior in response to feedback from an adult. A teenager Read full article »

Back to School Articles for Parents

Welcome back to school!  We hope that you had a relaxing break and are ready to start the new school year.  Here are some articles to help you start the year right : )   Six Tips for Making the Start of School Less Stressful Back-to-School, for Parents! Back-to-School Transitions: Tips for Parents   Read full article »

Structured Playdates

Structured Play Dates for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder By Charro Gonzales I have a child who was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism when she was 9 (speech and language disorder when she was 2 and PDD-NOS when she was 7).   She had been attending speech therapy since she was 2 and some occupational therapy for sensory issues when she was 7.  Read full article »

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!