Tag archives for Autism

Raising Cubby by John Elder Robison

Raising Cubby: A Father and Son's Adventures with Asperger's, Trains, Tractors, and High Explosives by John Elder Robison (Goodreads Author) The slyly funny, sweetly moving memoir of an unconventional dad’s relationship with his equally offbeat son—complete with fast cars, tall tales, homemade explosives, and a whole lot of fun and trouble   Misfit, truant, delinquent. John Robison was never a model Read full article »

Social Thinking-Social Learning Tree

Visit this amazing site for original post and more     Exploring Social Learning by Starting at our Roots By Michelle Garcia Winner, CCC-SLP Learning evolves. The brain’s capacity to acquire new knowledge helps determine how and what we intuitively learn. Some learning happens as a matter of cognitive, social, and emotional development, i.e., from the “inside out,” while other learning happens “from the outside Read full article »

Learning About Emotions

Gametime with Zeebu offers a couple of interactive games to use with children to help theem develop an understanding of emotions and facial expressions.  'Zeebu' is an interactive teachng program with puppets, DVDs etc that is aimed at children with an autism sepctrum disorder but the online games are free and fun! 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 »

When Should You Tell a Child They Have Asperger’s?

John Robison John Robison is the author of "Be Different," a must-read for all Aspergians, those raising a child with Asperger's syndrome, and anyone who works with Aspergians or those who fall on the autism spectrum. It is filled with practical advice and tips about how those with Asperger's and autism can learn to fit in and use their special gifts 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!