As I was waking up Ramam today morning, with his eyes shut he groggily said “Snooze time, please!”. I could not help but smile. Early in the morning, a very well-behaved teen!. Hoping he would open his eyes to my question, I asked him “How long?”. He kept his eyes closed, replied 10 minutes, pulled
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I have been wanting do some woodwork with Ramam as he enjoys doing it. Also one works on the eye hand coordination , fine motor skills, and the satisfaction of having created something. I am uploading the video as well. The good thing about a video is one gets the opportunity to watch yourself as
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Why write a letter? It does seem old – fashioned. It seems a little irrelevant in the age of e-mails , Facebook and What’s app. However the exercise of writing a letter in itself, placing it in an envelope, and mailing it gives a sequence of events to be followed. It also happens to be
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This is one of those very special moments in our lives , but due to various reasons I have missed out on blogging about this event. Ramam won two special Olympic medals, a silver and gold at the special olympics at the county and area levels. We had gone with zero expectations. Olympics sounded too
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This was our first home production. When I read the story out to Ramam, I felt this was easily adaptable to a play format, more so with his love for cooking. And! Stone soup was born. http://softdotblr.com/autism2/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/VID-20171127-WA0017.mp4  

As a part of the non fire series , I started with yogurt parfait , as that is something he enjoys. To begin wash and chop the fruits that would go into the parfait.  Take 500g of thick curd, place it in a  cheese cloth and make a knot , the whey collects in a
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At the outset categorisation sounds easy and simple , given a set of flash cards and the child is asked to sort the pictures into categories , transport, fruits , vegetables, clothing.That would be the basic sorting. However Categorization is a difficult skill for children on the spectrum, and for children with speech disorders and
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I find the perler beads activity an engaging one.It was introduced to me by my daughter. Whether it is making cartoon characters or coasters , this one helps in focussing, copying patterns, fine motor skills  and in moving towards independent work skills . Works as a family fun activity as well .To see the designs
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