Teaching time concepts becomes the key to several aspects when you have a child with special needs. I am not referring to telling time alone, however subtle concepts like waiting, turn-taking tie-up closely with “elapsed time”. Elapsed time is the amount of time that passes from the start of an event to its finish. In simplest terms, the elapsed time is how much time goes by from one time to another. An important tool that goes hand and hand with elapsed time is the timer. Consider teaching elapsed time as a concept consistently in various scenarios. Waiting for preferred items, nonpreferred items, offering a choice of minutes to wait. Please
Teaching a special needs child is a completely different art that can get complex and demanding, needing a lot of patience. That is when one will realize that the right tools can lend you a hand. I am talking about materials and resources to target a specific skill! I want to touch a bit on the theory of mind and its relevance to autism. Theory of mind is impaired in people with autism. One of the earliest tests for the theory of mind is the false-belief test developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and Uta Frith1. In the classic version of the test, a
Fine motor skills are the abilities to regulate precise motions of the hands, wrists, feet, toes, lips, and tongue with the help of tiny muscles in the body. Handwriting abilities are mostly developed through the tiny muscles of the hands and fingers. Continue reading to find out more about what tools may help you.