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The impact of successful parent and teacher relationships on autistic children

How successful parent and teacher relationships impact children with autism and how to ensure the relationship is effective, from a parent and teacher perspective. Parent Perspective Written by Harshita Patel, parent and author of ‘Autism in the City’ It’s Good to Talk! The moment a child with special needs comes into Read more…

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Using Widgit symbols to support teaching autistic children

Using Widget symbols to support teaching I recently wrote an article for Widgit, all about ‘Using symbols to support ASD Teaching‘. Widgit is a symbol set containing more than 17,000 symbols. Widgit symbols are clear, simple, colourful and display a single concept in a concise way, aimed to be understood Read more…

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Emotional regulation: Teaching autistic children to recognise their emotions

Emotional Regulation is a Key Area of Development. Being able to regulate emotions means being able to effectively identify and respond to an emotional experience. For children with autism, understanding their emotion and knowing how to appropriately respond to help themselves regulate, can be very challenging. This, therefore, needs to be Read more…

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Engaging winter learning activities and resources for autistic children!

Engaging Learners You will have probably noticed that autistic children can find attending to and concentrating during activities that they are not particularly interested in, very challenging!  With developmental delay in the areas of joint attention, language, communication and social skills being core features of the diagnostic criteria for Autistic Read more…