- Published on Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:41
Guest post submitted by Kara T. Tamanini, M.S., LMHC : Kids Awareness Series
Okay!! Your child is in school and either you are frustrated as their parent, your child’s teacher is frustrated, or both! You have most likely seen behavioral problems and your child’s teacher has called you telling you that your child is disrupting the classroom and is not listening. You are at your “wits end” and finally decide after much deliberating to take your child to a health care professional to figure out what to do. A health care professional tells you that your child has ADHD. Now what??
- Published on Thursday, 04 March 2010 12:39
Guest post submitted by Healing Thresholds: Visual Schedules for Use with Autism
What is it?
A visual schedule is a set of pictures that communicates a series of activities or the steps of a specific activity 1, 2. Visual schedules are meant to help children understand and manage the daily events in their lives 3. Visual schedules may be created using photographs, pictures, written words, or physical objects. Ideally, they communicate clear expectations for the child and decrease the need for constant adult involvement in the activity 4. Most visual schedules are introduced with adult guidance that gradually decreases with time 3. They can be used in speech therapy, at school, and at home 1, 4, 5.