Friday, December 2, 2016

Friday Freebie: Sequencing Activity Cut & Paste Worksheet

How was your Day?

Some of our kids really struggle to retell events in order.  Recall is just a foggy mess!  When my son (who has Autism) first began to speak again, we had to battle both Echolalia and this recall/sequencing problem.  I always thought of myself as a language detective in our early conversations.  

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Working with Reluctant Writers - week 2

"I don't know what to write!"

One of the things that keeps kids from writing is the fact that they struggle with organizing their thoughts.  Looking back now, at how I wrote papers I am just in utter disbelief.  I want to say that no one ever really taught me how to organize and pre-write... but then again, it could have been that my ADHD brain was checked out.  I honestly have no idea.

Friday, November 25, 2016

TpT and Bundle Giveaway!

It's that time again!  I have a giveaway and a sale going on over at TpT!  Up for grabs is a "1st place winner" of 1 $10 TpT giftcard + my current behavior and social skills bundle, and a "2nd place winner" of my current behavior and social skills bundle. Use the Rafflecopter widget to enter!

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Leave out the stress and still RSVP "Yes".

Photo: Jenny Herman

Social gathering with special needs kids 

I suppose the degree to which social events are stressful for your family and children depends on their specific challenges and each event, but I think we are all dealing with it on a weekly if not daily basis.  My general thoughts on having a social life: I get so very darn lonely.  I crave having an adult friend to just shoot the breeze with.  Sigh, but the idea of meeting new people, giving disclaimers about my kids' behaviors, wondering if they are going to have a meltdown.... Just thinking about having to make conversation is beyond exhausting.  I'd rather crawl back in  a cave and get on Social media with other Autism mamas.  The thing is, this seems to be the exact same thing I hear from most of these other special needs moms!