As dedicated teachers, we know the benefits of using visual schedules in the classroom and wider school environment – they help our students understand instructions and tasks, they reduce anxiety and can model appropriate social skills just to name a few! And while ALL our students benefit from using visual schedules, (I need aContinue reading “Using Visual Schedules at Home: 3 Ways to Help Your Students”
When I first discovered the world of visual supports as a new teacher, even though I was SO excited about the positive changes that they brought to my classroom, I admit that sometimes I felt overwhelmed. Because whenever I heard someone say ‘visual supports would be great for this student’, I had visions of beingContinue reading “The 3 Best Non-Picture Visual Supports to Use in Your Classroom Every Day”
Social stories can be extremely effective tools for supporting social behaviours in children with Autism, ADHD, developmental delays and other additional needs. And let’s face it, the Internet is FILLED with social story options to teach a wide range of social skills and routines. But did you know that not all social stories are createdContinue reading “What Makes a “Good” Social story? 5 Tips for Choosing High Quality Resources for Your Students”
The mantra for my 20+ year career has always been ‘When you help a child, you help a whole family’. This has been the driving force behind everything I have done in my professional life. So when it came time to choosing my Uni degree (Teaching behind Door #1 and Speech Pathology behind Door #2),Continue reading “What I Wish I Knew as a First Year Teacher”
Stool withholding in school aged children (sometimes known as Encopresis or chronic constipation) can be a very challenging physical, emotional and medical issue to navigate for parents. And whilst managing stool withholding at home is one hurdle, managing this toilet training challenge at Nursery, Daycare, Preschool or School is a whole other predicament. ButContinue reading “Stool Withholding & Encopresis at School – 3 Ways to Support Your Child”
Play is often referred to as ‘The Work of Childhood’ as this is how young children make sense of the world, problem solve, take risks and develop those all important language and social skills. As dedicated Educators and parents, we love seeing our students immerse themselves in different play opportunities and the learning that follows.Continue reading “4 Ways to Implement Visual Supports in Play”
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With an overcrowded curriculum and constant classroom interruptions, as dedicated and BUSY teachers you want your students to maximise their learning time. I hear you! And we know that students can learn best when they are regulated, settled and alert. One of the best tricks to ensure that your students maintain focus and engagement isContinue reading “5 Ways to Incorporate Movement Breaks into Your Classroom (without your students even knowing!)”