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Apps for Autistic Children

Best Apps for Autistic Kids

Thank you to Dad developer Kyle Tomson of Mobile Education Store, for letting me repost his great article on apps for high functioning autistic children.  They  benefit greatly from the language aspects of these apps.  Kyle has a daughter, Caitlin, who is very high functioning on the autism spectrum so this topic is very near and dear to his heart, so much so that he went and developed them himself! Read more…

A Workbook for Dyslexics

Workbook to Help Kids with Dyslexia

I came across this and wanted to share it.  The url is:  http://boscbooks.com/a-workbook-for-dyslexics/ Read more…

Poll: Learning Disabilities Are Often Misunderstood by Public

What Do People Think About Special Needs: A Poll

I think that we, as adults, learn based on what life throws our way.  All the parents I know who have kids with food allergies, for example, are experts on the topic.  The same holds true for medical conditions including learning disabilities.  But I think that if your children attend public schools, learning about special needs becomes part of the curriculum, particularly for schools such as my elementary school with a large and varied special needs sub-population.

It’s really the relevant topic, at least to our children, on diversity as it’s so wonderful, at least at my school, that the children are so accepting of ethnic diversity and same-sex marriage.  But my kids sometimes struggle to understand special needs kids at school particularly for those with special needs that affect socialization.  As parents, we can help our children by learning more ourselves on this important topic.

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Teaching Tolerance to Kids for Their Special Needs Classmates

How Do You Teach Compassion for Special Needs Classmates?

My elementary school children switch tables every month and this is always a topic at the dinner table because it’s a really big deal to them.  Each month there is either wild  elation or grave disappointment depending on the seating chart.  Over time, I realized that when my kids are most upset about their new table mates, it is not necessarily that they are not sitting near their friends, but it’s because there is someone at the table who is disruptive. Read more…