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How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism

How to Use Music As a Tool to Gain Attention With Autism https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/music-to-gain-attention-autism/

It is Thursday. I am about to meet a new child on the autism spectrum. My goal is to teach basic music skills and use these skills to build confidence, improve fine motor movement and prompt timely responses. To achieve this, I must capture the child’s attention. Brain function researchers have applied various definitions to […]

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How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom

How You Can Create a Climate Of High Expectations in the Classroom https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/high-expectations-in-the-classroom/

“He doesn’t talk much. He reads at a 1st-grade level. We’re working on coloring and staying in the lines.” As a public school special education teacher, nothing upset me more than statements like these. An incoming 6th grader, the student gained three years of academic growth that year. By the end of 7th grade, he was […]

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Learning Life’s Important Lessons from a Kindergartner

Learning Life's Important Lessons from a Kindergartner https://www.autismparentingmagazine.com/life-important-lessons-kindergartner

“I’m Olivia and I’m five,” the young girl announces to everyone she meets. I’m her kindergarten teacher, and just in case I’ve forgotten, she introduces herself to me that way almost every day. I haven’t forgotten Olivia, and I never will. I’ve learned to look at the world through her eyes, and in doing so I’ve learned […]

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Excelling in Life with Asperger’s – A Unique Perspective

Excelling in Life with ASD

Flying out over the green hills of Western North Carolina, I had the tugging feeling that I had left something behind.  I did the regular checks: credit cards, phone, purse, etc., yet the feeling that I was missing something continued. I finally realized what I had left behind: my son.  Most readers would immediately think […]

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