Here is a friendly letter,   Dear Priya,                                                                                               
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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 just checked out some books from the local library to teach Ramam punctuation. Here are the titles. Punctuation takes a vacation Punctuation station Alfie the apostrophe Yo! yes The girl’s like spaghetti, why, you cant imagine without apostrophes! Greedy Apostrophe: a cautionary tale. Twenty-odd ducks: why , every punctuation mark counts! The illustrations are
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Retelling a story is not always easy for a child on the spectrum, communication difficulties, articulating difficulties, structure sequencing, comprehension. It has been my goal for a long time that Ramam should be able to tell a  story independently, but my concerns swing left  right , center and I lose sight of the goals .
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I did a lesson with my son on rainbows.This was actually a lesson on the  why’s of weather. To actually explain the phenomenon of rainbow, I had to explain how when light passes through a 3D prism the white light breaks into seven components.  There were no prisms in the sky and how water droplets
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Doing the rounds of articulation drills with Ramam. He has complied so far, but just to make it little fun we did this. We wove a story around the “At” words… Cat Rat Hat Bat Mat Pat The CAT chased the RAT. The RAT hid under the MAT. The CAT hit the HAT with a
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Another language activity – feeling happy with Ramam’s answer.

A story told by Ramam, with some inputs from me. He began the story saying there was a crocodile and something  got stuck in it’s teeth. The crocodile wanted to remove it.  I asked him how to go about it and he suggested using a tooth brush. I said neither the crocodile has hands or
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The sentence board has a long story to it. It had its humble beginnings with a carpenter going about the simple task of cutting a piece of plywood at home. However a lot of foresight, planning went into it. Frankly speaking the sentence board was way ahead of its time.   It was my hubby’s idea.
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I stumbled  upon another find , the blog on scholastic.com http://blogs.scholastic.com/top_teaching/2010/09/the-readers-notebook-grades-3-12.html#more  The think then  jot bookmarks is a wonderful idea . I tried this with Ramam on two stories we have read. Right now of course he needs a lot  of prompting. There are some days  I am excited about an idea and wait for
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