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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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How to reduce the severity of autism in a child?

How to reduce the severity of autism in a child?

6 factors for positive outcomes as identified by Ramey and Ramey 1998: the earlier, the better long-term (usually 2-3 years) and intensive, i.e., between 15-25 hours/week of direct work with the child, about 2 hours per day, and not just information for...

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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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He loves water!

He loves water!

Water is this unique medium that envelops you and seems to offer no resistance, can carry you but cannot be held. To hold it requires a container that gives the water a shape and boundary, and then a second...

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How shelves promote language development

How shelves promote language development

Did you know that toy shelves promote language development? Everything has its place instead of disappearing into a big box or sitting around somewhere. Everything that has its place has a name. There are the little pieces that like to be categorized....

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Waldon Method: Learning to Learn

Waldon Method: Learning to Learn

The Waldon Method stems from the work in the 1970-80s of child neurologist Dr Geoffrey Waldon on early cognitive development. His unique insights led to a new understanding of how cognition develops as well as the challenges children...

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