How can I interact with a student who has Autism and has no awareness of the people around him?

How can I interact with a student who has Autism and has no awareness of the people around him?

Think about how baby has little or no awareness of their own mind and certainly not that of another’s. To them, all is undifferentiated. The baby feels, “I am one with my caretaker and even my environment.” At this low level mind sharing, people with autism may not even interact with others at all. They […]

SELF-STUDY: Recognizing & Preventing Child Abuse (5 hours)

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This five clock hour course empowers each of us with the ability to recognize types, signs, characteristics, scenarios, and in general, […]

SELF-STUDY: Child Abuse Prevention (15 clock hours)

“I completed this online course as part of my employment requirements. I found the program to be comprehensive and detailed yet not overwhelming. The important descriptions and expectations are clearly outlined.”
Protecting children is the role and responsibility of every adult. Be it in or outside of school, educators need to be […]

Defining Phonemic Awareness Skills

Defining Phonemic Awareness Skills

Many students who seem bright actually struggle with reading. When tested, most of their cognitive skills test high — except for one: phonemic awareness skills. Phonemic awareness is the ability to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds.
It is essential to keep an eye on the student’s spelling and reading skills. These signs can indicate deficit in […]

Understanding BICS and CALP

Understanding BICS and CALP

Teachers who work with English Language Learners (ELL) are often puzzled by the differences that they see between different language skill areas. For example, a teacher may observe that an ELL speaks easily with his peers about lunch, music, video games and what he did on the weekend, but may struggle a lot with his […]

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