14 Feb

11 Sensory Red Flags

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Due to the enormous popularity of 10 Sensory Red Flags, I wanted to share with you a few more, because the truth is there are a lot.  Part of my mission here at Your Kid’s Table is to demystify sensory processing, but the shear volume of behaviors that seem odd, quirky, annoying, or frustrating and are a result of sensory processing is huge.

I suspect that you are here reading for one of two reasons. First, you are…..

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6 Feb

Sit, roll over, fetch: Students learn social skills from therapy dog Duke

By Kaley Toy

12:42 am Monday, January 30, 2017

WOODSTOCK – Duke, an 11-month-old labradoodle, supplies endless happiness and kisses to students and staff in Shenandoah County Public Schools.

Heather Pugh, an occupational therapist who works with special needs students, brings Duke, her…

Quintana Varela, 14, of Woodstock, gives Duke some attention as her classmates read a story about Duke in their classroom at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. Rich Cooley/Daily
Quintana Varela, 14, of Woodstock, gives Duke some attention as her classmates read a story about Duke in their classroom at Peter Muhlenberg Middle School. Rich Cooley/Daily
9 Jan

Top 5 Sports for Kids with Autism

By:  Office of Public Affairs  |  Apr 28, 2015 9:00 AM

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism spectrum disorder, a developmental disability affecting social and communication skills. Utah ranks higher than the national average, with one in 54 kids having ASD.

Julia Connelly, Ph.D., a psychologist and the clinical director at University of Utah Health Care’s Autism Spectrum Disorder Clinic, explains the common symptoms of ASD:

  • Difficulty in social situations
  • Preoccupation with certain topics or subjects
  • Sensory sensitivities, such as noise, light, clothing or food
  • Communication difficulties, such as problems developing speech or understanding social language, difficulties with eye contact or use of gestures

“While it’s important for kids to get 60 minutes of daily exercise, some team sports are challenging for those who have autism,” says Connelly. Here are five of the best sports for kids with autism to try:

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20 Dec

Million dollar gift establishes endowed directorship and support fund for WVU Nursery School

Any Behavior Analysts and Direct Instruction Professionals, who is interested in Early Childhood Education, should visit the West Virgina University Nursery School in Morgantown, W.VA. Anonymous donors just donated a $1,000,000 to support this nursery school. Please click the link below to read the article.

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Working on puzzles in the WVU Nursery

 

19 Dec

Future Rehabilitation Centre Symposium 2016

Dear Vicci and Nipa,

Please see the link below for our symposium that was held on November 19, 2016. At this symposium, the CLM Re-Accreditation Certificate was presented to Sheikh Nahyan who is the president of the Future Rehabilitation Centre in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

All the best and thank you both for being with us.

Regards, Dr. Mowfaq Mustafa (Director)

12 Dec

Education Secretary Calls For End To Corporal Punishment

by Shaun Heasley | November 28, 2016

Citing disproportionate use among students with disabilities, the U.S. secretary of education is calling for schools to stop relying on physical punishment to address behavior issues.

In a letter to governors and state education officials across the country, Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. said corporal punishment sends the wrong message and…

U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wants states to eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools. (U.S. Department of Education/Flickr)
U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr. wants states to eliminate the use of corporal punishment in schools. (U.S. Department of Education/Flickr)
28 Nov

Jack Mason offers a little magic for Liberty’s playoff run

Jack’s Parents’ Comments: This is a boy who did not have verbal skills with which to communicate who is now 25th in his graduating class and has participated 95% by direct instruction and has all A’s and one B. He is in his fourth year of participating in theater and has been singing in the school chorus for many years. Likes math and foreign languages. The foundation of teaching these children cannot have any holes or they will fall through them and become lost. The CLM model provided a solid base on which to build a lifetime of learning. His future is very bright and his parents are VERY GRATEFUL!

Jack was one Tucci Learning Solutions’ learners when he was very young. Danielle Jolley was his CLM Teacher and Dale Falcon was one of his CLM Instructors in School. Dr. Richard Laitinen and Christina Lovaas provided services in his home along with other colleagues. His mother was very involved in delivering the CLM Programming.

His mom and dad have continued to make sure that he became educated. He has become one of our many Competent Learners; very proud of our CLM Colleagues and his parents who have persisted so he could be successful in school and his community. He is one of the many examples of learners who have ALWAYS been exposed to opportunities to participate in activities that are likely to be most reinforcing to him. By doing so, he has continued to learn. His parents are very wise people.

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11 Oct

ADHD and Exercise

“There is a myriad of known benefits of exercise. It has been cited as an essential part of the solution in combating obesity, major illnesses and various psychological disorders, and it’s no surprise to discover that physical activity is now considered a key component of ADHD treatment in both adults and children.”

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29 Aug

Autism Speaks Exec Speaks

“Lorri Unumb is constantly watching our for learners with autism. Just love her VERY much!” – Vicci Tucci

The National Institutes of Health defines autism spectrum disorder as “a group of complex neurodevelopment disorders characterized by repetitive and characteristic patterns of behavior and difficulties with social communication and interaction. The symptoms are present from early childhood and affect daily living.”

Lorri Unumb of Lexington, South Carolina, is vice president of state government affairs at Autism Speaks, the world’s leading autism science and advocacy organization.

http://www.rocklintoday.com/news/templates/community_news.asp?articleid=15694&zoneid=4