Well it's been a while since I've blogged. I have added a few new website resources on my teacher's page. I hope they prove useful. I will be adding some new pages on transition and employment soon. Keep an eye out .
What is Social Thinking?
Me + You = Us
Me + You = Us is a simplified version of the complexities of social interactions. "Me" is what we bring to the social situation, which consists of a persons thoughts, feelings and behaviors based on how they perceive the thoughts, feelings and behavior of others in a given social situation. Social Thinking skills help a child make more sense about what is happening around them and within themselves. What we think and feel about ourselves and others drives our relationships. (Hendrix, R. & Palmer, K. Z. & Tarshis, N. & Winner, M. G. (2013)The Incredible Flexible You: A social thinking curriculum for the preschool and early elementary years.
Tips on helping Your Child with ASD Socialize.
Back To School Time!
I hope you all had a great summer. Now it's time to prepare for back to school. Here are some helpful tips for your young child to transition back to school.
Please share any experiences or additional tips that have helped you prepare your child for back to school . I hope this was helpful.
There's a good chance your teen has been enjoying his or her summer hours of staying up late and waking up later. Here are some ideas for helping them ease back into back to school mode.
Have a great school year and please share any helpful ideas or experiences you may have.
Be Sure to stop by and say hello during the Hudson Valley Autism Walk April 28th
Be sure to give generously and support the Hudson Valley Autism Society!
I hope everyone is having a fun Summer. Due to my Summer schedule I will be resuming classes for the Teen Group in the fall, when school starts again. Anyone interested in Fall Classes can fill out the contact form here on the website. Have a great rest of the summer.
Social Skills Groups will reconvene on April 14th (Sat) and April 16th (Mon)
I want to wish everyone a Happy Easter and Passover. Hope to see you all at the Autism Walk on April 29th 2012.
Mondays Group will meet again on the 11th of July. Till then no groups. The Saturday group will meet again on the 16th of July. I hope everyone has a great two weeks. See you soon! Leah
We had a brief intermission due to the Memorail holiday. The Saturday group met at the park last week in Kingston. We had a great time playing soccor and wiffle ball. It will be almost a year since I started the group. I'm so pleased to see how it has grown and the lessons I've learned putting something like this together. I feel hopeful about Social Solutions future and how it will continue to bring children with Autism together in a safe environment where they can develope their social skills and see all they have to offer in a friendship. I'm so impressed with the gifts and talents each child and young adult brings to each group. What is most important about a Social Skills group is that it extends itself outside of the group. When I say this I mean that there should be encouragement for the members to meet outside of the group. Please feel free to comment on my blogs. Till we blog again, en
Special Educator living and loving life in the Hudson Valley of New York!