ConnectABILITY

Good personal hygiene is a necessary life skill that can help one have positive self-esteem, and provide more opportunities in adulthood to get and maintain a job, and to lead a healthy life style. As children get older, and reach …
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Goals: Increase socialization skills. Turn taking. Waiting for a turn and anticipation of a turn. Throwing a beanbag with direction. Following directions. “My turn” “Your turn” “Wait” “Throw bag” “More” For a fun and easy social game try beanbags. You …
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“I don’t want to go to bed! I’m thirsty! I need to go to the bathroom! I’m scared of the dark!” If you’ve heard your child repeat these phrases night after night, chances are you may be struggling with bedtime. …
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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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By Lauren Lowry, Hanen Certified SLP and Clinical Staff Writer The following article is taken with permission from The Hanen Centre from www.hanen.org . The Hanen Centre is a Canadian not-for-profit charitable organization with a global reach. Its mission is …
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Self-esteem is defined as feelings of self-worth, self-confidence and self-respect. Children with low self-esteem often can feel powerless, lonely, resentful, defensive and easily frustrated. These feelings can lead to aggressive, teasing and bullying behaviour. Children with high self-esteem are proud …
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As adults, we sometimes confuse social skills with manners. While knowing to say “please” and “thank you” is certainly helpful, it does not guarantee a child will be included in play. Social skills include skills such as sharing, taking turns, …
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