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Guide for the Waldon companion

Guide for the Waldon companion

The Waldon learning facilitator (parent and practitioner) in the non-interactive learning lesson is aware that: The child learns primarily through his or her own movements in the available* physical space (*sometimes physical limitations restrict the child's...

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The Waldon Method III: The Waldon Lesson

The Waldon Method III: The Waldon Lesson

The Waldon Practitioner As a Waldon practitioner and learning facilitator, you are aware that the child learns primarily through his or her own movements. Why? Movements activate the sensory receptors in the muscles, joints and tendons and send nerve impulses to the...

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Key turning points in the development of a child

Key turning points in the development of a child

Healthy development is the result of rich and varied interactions between the child and his environment, both with people and with the things around him. Although every child comes with certain character traits, temperaments, sensory and...

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Play dough recipe

Play dough recipe

This classic children's play material is so easy to make at home that you will never want to buy it again! It's best to start simply with your hands and imagination (without store-bought tools and cookie cutters) for maximum sensory experience and...

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Set up indoor gym for a small child

Set up indoor gym for a small child

It's winter or autumn and it's osselich outside. You've spent the whole day indoors. Or you've been outside, but your child is still full of energy, running around aimlessly or bouncing loudly on the sofa. You've run out of ideas. It's...

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Problems with speech comprehension

Problems with speech comprehension

Understanding Language Understanding language begins with the child feeling that he is an effective communicator and repeatedly experiencing that he has loving people around him who understand what he means when he uses his body to...

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Mouth and face games

Mouth and face games

Mouth and face games, which are really a larger-than-life version of face-to-face games for babies, are probably the most important "games" to get an autistic child talking and interested in human interaction....

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The basics of language development

The basics of language development

Human language is not only a learned behavior, but consists of complex social communication about emotional-mental states, thoughts and ideas using symbols and cultural meanings. 1. divided attention When a...

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Showing is the first sentence of a child

Showing is the first sentence of a child

Joint Attention Joint attention is the process of sharing the experience of observing an object or event by following the gaze or pointing gestures of another. It is the mental progression from a two-way to a...

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The gestures of the child are what he wants to say

The gestures of the child are what he wants to say

Gestural communication Long before a child learns to speak, i.e. at least in the first 15 months, he communicates through GESTURES: with his hands, fingers, pointing, giving, handing, pushing away, ...BODY LANGUAGE: he moves his foot to say "do it again",...

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Co-Regulation

Co-Regulation

Self-regulation arises from co-regulation The ability to self-regulate is fundamental to healthy development and the basis for all further learning and cooperative behavior. This is a matter of identifying and adapting to challenging behaviors and...

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