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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The purpose of this activity would be for the children to do simple word problems in a fun way. They get to do the basic math operations, create their own breakfast and later put it on their bulletin board. I have also given a choice board for the various basic functions (Addition, Substraction, Multiplication and
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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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Ramam being in ESE high school, my priorities as to what I should teach him in functional academics seems to be getting clearer. This would be a long term project with the beginning, interim and advanced stages. a) One being to execute a simple transaction, which would be to do with word problems and actual
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