We’re so proud to announce that Jess has been elected as alternate representative on behalf of Autism Ontario for the Halton Public School Board SEAC. She’s teaming up with Carla Marshall who is the representative on behalf of Autism Ontario. Carla works for the City of Burlington as a Communications Advisor.
By Victoria Vanderstoep, Student Communicative Disorders Assistant, Durham College
The first few days of 2015 have certainly been some cold ones! Hitting wind chills deep in the -20’s. However, winter is not all bad! While we are curled up inside, maybe by a warm fire or enjoying a cup of hot chocolate, winter still offers lots of fun activities. Reading books, playing games and doing different crafts and activities that use winter as the main theme are excellent tools to use in a thematic approach to speech and can keep you warm on those chilly winter nights.
Written by Sandra Ellis, Student Occupational Therapist McMaster University
When should kids who struggle with printing focus on printing and when should they type instead?
Many parents of children with fine motor difficulties struggle with the question of when they should put printing skills on the back burner and focus instead on typing. On one side of the debate, parents are concerned when printing is left unattended because many important day-to-day activities require basic handwriting skills such as signing cards or documents and filling out forms. On the other side, many parents become concerned when too much focus is placed on printing because they feel their child could produce so much more in school if they were allowed to type instead of print.
Written by Aynsley Warden
There are many great opportunities that you can take to build your child’s language skills while you are busy getting ready for Christmas. The best part is, your child is included and has fun! Here are a few ideas of things you can do with your child, while highlighting language skills: