Tag archives for Social Issues

Social competence and the child with learning disabilities

From www.ldonline.org By: Rick Lavoie (2005) Since the inception of the field of learning disabilities in the l960s, helping professionals have concentrated their resources and energies in the remediation and improvement of academic skills. Countless hours of classroom time have been devoted to the children's mastery of the skills related to language arts, mathematics and science. Finally, in the mid-l980s the field 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 »

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year

ADHD Back-to-School Prep: 10 Talks to Have for a Great School Year The beginning of the school year is a great time to sit down and have conversations with your ADHD child and the other important people in his life to make sure you're all on the same page when it comes to managing his ADHD symptoms. As the year moves 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 »

Social Competence and the Child with Learning Disabilities

The article below, written by the wonderful Rick Lavoie discusses the social competence needs of children with learning differences.  Please visit www.ldonline.org By: Rick Lavoie (2005) Since the inception of the field of learning disabilities in the l960s, helping professionals have concentrated their resources and energies in the remediation and improvement of academic skills. Countless hours of classroom time have been devoted 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!