ConnectABILITY

To be diagnosed with one of the Pervasive Developmental Disorders including Autism Spectrum Disorder, the child must have a specific number of characteristics in 3 categories: Social Interaction Communication Behaviour The specific diagnosis is based on the number of characteristics …
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Activities that develop and build on children’s self-esteem are important in helping children learn who they are. Role play, including acting out scenarios to problem solve, story making through dramatic play and practice in coping with real life situations will …
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We spend much of our day consciously and unconsciously observing people, activities, elements of the environment and countless other things. Early childhood educators utilize their skills of observation on a continual basis. Within a matter of seconds an educator can …
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Advocating for one’s family or one’s self happens on a daily basis. “Advocacy” can mean many things, but in general, it refers to recognizing something is not right and taking action. Another name for it could be assertiveness. Advocacy simply …
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Many children need support when learning new skills. Breaking a skill down into smaller steps can help a child learn one step at a time. The number of steps a skill or task is broken into depends on the needs …
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Token systems are part of our everyday lives. One example is how we work for money which has no value until we later use it to buy items or activities that are valuable to us. Just like we are motivated …
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Fact Sheet

Tourette Syndrome (TS) is a neurological disorder, which becomes evident in early childhood or adolescence between the ages of 2 and 15 years.
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Creating and using powerful teaching tools for the development of language, social, motor, sensory, and cognitive skills. Toy Shop as written and produced by Fatima Kediye, Raffi Marinuzzo and Margaret Howard of the Early Childhood Services Team at Community Living …
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