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Self-Regulation: The Key to Managing Behavior

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Self-Regulation:  The Key to Managing Behavior

But how does this happen? How do individuals learn to manage their own behaviors when professionals often can’t even do it?

The answer lies in a skill known as Self-Regulation. 

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A Fun and Innovative Way to Teach Conversation and Develop Social Cognition

A Fun and Innovative Way to Teach Conversation and Develop Social Cognition

We know that conversation is an important way of building and sustaining relationships, especially among peers. We also know that healthy social emotional development, and positive peer relationships have a significant impact on students’ academic success and emotional well-being. For many individuals with Level 1 Autism and other social cognition challenges, the ability to carry on a conversation remains frustratingly out of reach

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

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What is SEL? 15 Books and Activities That Really Help

Have you heard the term Social Emotional Learning, or SEL recently and thought, what is social emotional learning and why does it matter?

Social Emotional Learning, or SEL, is the process by which children and adults learn to build relationships, identify and manage their own emotions, learn empathy and how to take the perspective of others, and to make good choices in their daily lives. But SEL is more than just learning the skills of social behavior, i.e. the “what”; it is also about learning the “why” of these behaviors. How we teach students becomes just as important as what we teach.

In this blog post, we will discuss experiences with SEL, SEL and Children, SEL and Adults, and why this is such an important topic. As an added bonus, we will be including books and activities that will assist you in implementing social emotional learning in the classroom.

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What is Autism?

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What is Autism?

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), according to the National Institute of Mental Health, is a developmental disorder that affects communication and behavior.

Today, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) says that autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States.

Autism can present as a broad range of challenges including social skills, repetitive pattern of behavior, and special interests or activities. These challenges are sometimes due to a hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli.

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Gratitude is Grand: Tips for Helping Your Child Feel Thankful

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Gratitude is Grand: Tips for Helping Your Child Feel Thankful

By Elizabeth A. Sautter, M.A., CCC-SLPAuthor of Make Social Learning Stick! Gratitude is on the front burner around Thanksgiving, but it’s a mindset worth fostering year round.  UC Berkeley’s Greater Good Science Center reports that gratitude plays a major role in adult well-being and that grateful young adolescents (ages 11–13) are happier, more optimistic, and more satisfied with school, friends, and family than their less grateful peers.  Likewise, grateful teens (ages 14–19) are more satisfied with their lives, more engaged in schoolwork and hobbies, and less envious, depressed, and materialistic than teens who feel less thankful. The time to help your child cultivate gratitude...

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