ConnectABILITY

Many children with ASD are visual learners. This means they understand and remember information better when the see and hear it rather than just hearing it. Visual Schedules What is a visual schedule: A visual schedule shows what activity is …
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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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Wayne is a four-year old boy diagnosed with Autism. He is nonverbal and constantly in motion. He frequently climbs on furniture such as tables and chairs. The teacher will get up to follow him and bring him back to the …
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Some children cannot meet their nutritional needs by oral feedings alone. Due to medical complications or growth difficulties, these children are unable to take in enough calories by mouth for proper growth, nutrition, and development. Tube feeding supplements are often …
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Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a life-long developmental disorder that affects a child’s development in three main areas: social, communication and behaviour/play. Diagnosis Who can make the diagnosis? Diagnosis can be made by a medical doctor, psychologist or psychiatrist, preferably …
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Bullying can occur in any environment and is defined as exposure repeatedly and over time to intentional negative actions on the part of one or more people. It happens, on average, every seven minutes on elementary school playgrounds. It most …
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Recognizing Anxiety in Children Children, as well as adults, experience anxiety. In fact, anxiety in children should be expected at specific times during development and is usually regarded as normal. For example, a child sometimes experiences higher levels of anxiety …
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Seating There are several types of specialized seating. Wheelchairs and specialized strollers are used when a child’s temporary or permanent physical condition makes walking impossible, when walking is so difficult that it leaves no energy for other activities, or when …
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When someone has concerns about your child’s development, a developmental assessment may be recommended. A developmental assessment involves getting to know your child and family in order to better understand his or her strengths and needs. Children’s development can vary …
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Materials Required: 2 puppets 2 toy cars for the puppet show puppet theatre (optional) visual schedule outlining the schedule for this session rules board crayons, markers or pencils (one per child) scissors (one per child or enough for children to …
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