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Yesterday I had taken Ramam to a music school, looking for an instructor to teach him drumming. It followed that the instructor was a young guy. The lady at the reception briefly summarised the situation to the instructor in a line saying Ramam is a special kid. The instructor took him to the room, asked
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Emergency phrases: When using an AAC device, it is always an good idea idea to add some language for “emergency” types of situations like when peer noise is bothering him. FUNCTIONAL ways to communicate what is bothering him and FUNCTIONAL ways that he can solve it. There are can be n number of phrases, such
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http://www.smilebiscotti.com/ SMILE stands for Support My Independent Living Enterprise. The perfect acronym, to start with. And I like the the way, the emphasis is on “My”, suggestive of ownership, pride,responsibility… Reading about SMILE biscotti just made my Tuesday morning more beautiful. Rightly as their caption says DOING GOOD NEVER TASTED SO GREAT. A tie up
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If I were to look back and look at things I would have liked to start much earlier and more consistently would be a) Recall and Reporting skills b)Concept of time c) Decision making. Because all three of these cannot be done in an individual session or across the table. These have to be weaved
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There is a time as a caregiver of a person with autism , we have done our fair share of therapies and interventions. Life seems to revolve around scheduling them, reaching the location at the appointed hour, making the child session-ready for the intervention. They were the most important things to be done in life.
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Ramam uses his phone to listen to music primarily. That was not my objective when we gave him the phone. The idea was for him to communicate using his phone, send and receive messages. And this was not happening. So as always I looked up the internet and there I found my answers. Multitasking has
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Here is a friendly letter,   Dear Priya,                                                                                               
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I made this scheduler to enable Ramam to look at his daily schedule and be able to do things without prompting. I have not included things like brushing , bath or the like adl activities, but some things that are relatively new and have to be incorporated in his schedule before leaving for his centre
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Ramam recently joined Facebook, but his circle of friends is a closely guarded with persons who are either family or that he interacts with them every day. Couple of things that pushed me into taking the step were, now that he enters the threshold of adult hood, it gives him the scope to widen his
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Know your country….. Things to talk about: Favourite foods, neighboring states and countries, neighbours friendly /non -friendly, capitals, places visited, tourism ads, puzzle activity.  Available on amazon.  

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