Tag archives for social thinking

AMAZING list of social skills and language skills apps

One dedicated blogger took SIX MONTHS to put together this amazingly comprehensive list of apps for social thinking and language skills.  It is a downloadable PDF that unfortunately doesn't link directly to iTunes but it is a great list!  Many thanks to the author.   Read full article »

Grade 1 Social Thinking Group – Topics this week

This week our Social Thinking group hasbe re-visiting 'Doing what is Asked' at home and at school.  The steps for students to remember are: Listen Follow directions right away (The students also added "without waiting" and "with no moaning or groaning") :) We have gone on to role-play and explore what we should do when our friends say "No".  What if they don't want Read full article »

Grade 3 & 4 Social Thinking Group – Being a Tattle-Tale

Students are always being told to tell an adult if something goes wrong but they are also told not be be a tattle-tale... How confusing! Working out when it is and it is not okay to tell an adult can be a difficult thing for students to understand.  This week in our social thinking group we decided to move on from Read full article »

What can video games teach your child?

Learning through video gaming is an engaging way to inntroduce and develop skills in children like persistance, task initation, reading, organisation and time-management. This week I stumbled across this brilliant site - www.learningworksfor kids.com  this stie identifies which games promote which skills.  The website is focused on the skill so you can select from a sidebar which skill you wish to Read full article »

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 »

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!