ConnectABILITY

“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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What is Bullying? Bullying can occur in any environment. It is defined as exposure repeatedly and over time to negative actions on the part of one or more people. Bullying happens, on average, every seven minutes on elementary school playgrounds. …
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Learning to regulate our emotional responses, especially during times of stress, can be difficult. Most children have some natural ways of self-regulating, but may also need to learn appropriate ways to respond when experiencing anxiety. Calming strategies can help a …
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Fact Sheet

Cerebral Palsy is an umbrella term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time.
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When angry outbursts occur in your classroom, there are a variety of strategies that should be included in your program, such as: Break the pattern.When possible, record incidents of the angry behavior to look for a pattern, a particular situation, …
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