How to Support Students Interested in the Arts

How to Support Students Interested in the Arts

Schools are diverse communities in which people from all walks of life gather to teach, learn and pursue an assortment of interests and passions. Students are perhaps the best reflection of that diversity, as even small schools are home to young people who excel in sports, music,

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Worthwhile ways of promoting growth mindsets in your child

Worthwhile ways of promoting growth mindsets in your child

By Jessica Robinson Parenting is both a fascinating as well as a challenging journey. You want to give your child all the comfort and facilities in the world. At the same time, you also want to prepare your child for the befitting challenges of life. You do

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How Telemedicine is Improving Healthcare Services for People with Autism

How Telemedicine is Improving Healthcare Services for People with Autism

By Rory Jovie Even though the pandemic has increased its profile, telehealth has been growing in recent years. Indeed, the global telehealth market is set to reach $167.2 billion by 202, growing by 21.4% every year. And although telehealth has its uses across multiple fields, autism patients

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How to Advocate for Climate Change

How to Advocate for Climate Change

Empower yourself to help save the planet Climate change is an issue that impacts everyone, especially children. The impacts can be seen first-hand, as the planet warms, and human fingerprints are all over the consequences: bigger, stronger hurricanes; deadly heat waves; more intense downpours; and devastating wildfires.

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3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

3 Ways Music Educators Can Help Students with Autism Develop their Emotions

By Dawn R. Mitchell White, University of South Florida Many children with autism struggle to find the words to express how they feel. But when it comes to music, it’s an entirely different situation. Evidence suggests children with autism may enjoy music and show an early desire

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Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

Coronavirus pandemic restrictions can help or hinder schoolchildren with anxiety disorders

By Christine Nguyen, University of Toronto Parents fear children stuck at home for almost a year during the coronavirus pandemic, will lose critical social skills. And children with selective mutism, a severe form of anxiety, will lose even more. As schools reopen, everyone will wear masks, students

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Connecting through play and music

Connecting through play and music

By Amy Pinder, MA, CCC-SLP As a speech language pathologist, I work daily to support students with autism and other language learning challenges develop the skills and confidence required to communicate effectively. With over a decade of experience teaching this population I have come to realize that

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How to Eat an Elephant

How to Eat an Elephant

By Hopper When people talk about autistics and the foods we eat, the go-to explanation for pickiness is sensory issues. This is a valid point but is only one element of what impacts the dietary preferences of autistic people. Yes, flavors are different for us. They can

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Social distancing and Halloween

Social distancing and Halloween

Halloween is a unique day each year when people gather together for parties, parades and of course, trick-or-treating. October 31 is a day that most children eagerly await each year because it means an opportunity to don a costume and come home with bags full of sweet

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The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The benefits of a new approach to learning for students

The validity of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” continues to be on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. Beginning in March, people quickly had to learn to adapt to a new way of life, including an educational system that was transformed dramatically by social

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