Archives for the month of: October, 2018

I can remember volunteering in Michael’s  kindergarten class as they were learning the alphabet.

They sang the  alphabet song.

They played some instruments as they sang the song.

The teacher wrote the letters on the board and the children would yell out which ones they were.

There is no question that they were learning well.  In the “big ” or capital form.

The harder concept is to learn their counterpart called the “small” letter or lower case.

These lowercase letters are challenging.  Probably because their shapes are so different.

I know they usually appear on the charts, next to their capital counterparts. But sometimes that is not enough for your child to learn them and their sounds well. That’s especially the case for a child with special needs. Read the rest of this entry »

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For those of you who have been following my blogs and story with Elizabeth, you  know how much I recommend really knowing your child and how they “work.”

I have learned on my journey (with my daughter Elizabeth) that  due to her special needs of Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) and Global Dyspraxia, some activities that would be fun for someone would actually be stressful for her and vice versa.

So knowing what your child likes and needs is so very important.  Especially when you are trying to figure out a sensory diet for your child.

Some children need stimulation.

Some children need movement.

Some children need to be alone.

Some children need quiet. Read the rest of this entry »

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