At the beginning of each year, I survey my high school classes to determine what they would like to learn about during our weekly social thinking lessons. I am always delighted to find that teenagers, without fail, are interested in learning how to be successful at a job. They expect me to teach them skills… Continue reading Soft Skills: What are They & Why Do I Need Them?
It's hard to believe that I began as an SLP before you could just look up a resource on the internet and press print. Before iPad's were widely used in therapy let alone as a speech generating device. Before websites contained free educational resources reducing the need for print material. How did I ever survive?… Continue reading Making Teaching Easier
Let's face it, as teens, we all had an attitude at one time or another. As we age, we realize that attitude is often a better predictor of success than nearly any other measure. This is perfectly summed up in a famous quote by Charles Swindoll that reads: "The longer I live, the more I… Continue reading Attitude-We’ve All Got One
According to Carol Dweck, a professor at Stanford Universtiy and author of the book Mind Set: The New Psychology of Success, there are two basic mindsets that shape our lives. We can either have a "fixed mindset" or a "growth mindset." Individuals with a fixed mindset believe that we are born with all the intelligence that… Continue reading Do You Have a Growth Mindset?
When you think of social skills what comes to mind? Do you imagine talking to people, hanging out or being part of a group in a class or at an event? Yes, these are all great examples of social skills but there is so much more. At Re-Education Services, we use a methodology created by… Continue reading The Wide World of Social Skills
Ms. Daisy's class is filled with Re-Education veterans. They have been around awhile and know a thing or two about social thinking skills. As a result, we spent our first social thinking group reviewing the Zones of Regulation before taking these skills to the next level. We watched this amazing Prezi created by Kryssi Plasch. Yes, it… Continue reading Getting Started
I was so excited when I heard a podcast about Autcraft this morning, I couldn't wait another day to tell you about it. image from: seriouslynotborning.com Stuart Duncan the father of a child with Autism is the creator of AutCraft. As its name implies AutCraft is the first online video game exclusively for children with autism. He is… Continue reading Does your child with Autism love Mine Craft? Well, have I got news for you!