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?
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?
Welcome to the 2018-19 school year!
Everywhere we look there are visual symbols. Driving down the road you spot those golden arches from afar and you know that a McDonald’s is close by. Clean the house and you notice a skull and crossbones on your cleaning product signaling toxic if ingested. Any well-placed sign with a circle and a slash and… Continue reading We’ve Got a Visual for That!
Hello, everyone. Happy Fall! We are entering that time of year where holiday's come one right after the other. It is fun to provide therapy during this time because the holidays are so motivating for our students and we all know motivation is half the battle! If you haven't heard of Tar Heel reader, you're… Continue reading Customized Books