IT’S A NEW YEAR. AND IT’S TIME FOR A FRESH, NEW START.
Toss out the strategies that haven’t worked for the past few years. And I mean toss them. If you’ve seen no improvements or even changes, you obviously need some new techniques.
Be flexible enough to try something new. We always ask our kids to be flexible. Now I’m asking you to try the same.
Something else to help jump-start your new year is to connect, or simply re-connect with others. Our HEART-TO-HEART WITH MOM roundtable discussions provide the perfect opportunity for this!
2015 Heart-to-Heart Schedule:
All Thursday discussions are held at Temple Beth Sholom in Santa Ana from 7-8:30 pm.
THURSDAY, JAN. 8
THURSDAY, FEB. 12
THURSDAY, MAR. 12
THURSDAY, APR. 9
THURSDAY, MAY 14
THURSDAY, JUNE 11
THURSDAY, JULY 9
THURSDAY, AUG. 13
THURSDAY, SEPT. 10
THURSDAY, OCT. 8
THURSDAY, NOV. 12
THURSDAY, DEC. 10
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Here’s to a New Year filled with exciting possibilities! Cheers!
May 1, 2012
Visual supports can be instructive and entertaining when it comes to your child’s responsibilities around the house.
Allow flexibility in the way your child goes about doing these jobs. What’s important is the end result. So I don’t leave anything to chance. My favorite technique is the BEFORE & AFTER Method. I enjoy Before & After photos in magazines so I use the same technique with my son.
Since our ideas of a clean room [or whatever the duty is] may be different from those of our kids, it’s a good idea to visualize that for them.
Take a photo of your child’s room in both states—messy and neat. Put both photos on a card or piece of paper. Write YES under the neat one, and NO under the messy one.
Then when it’s time to do that particular job, just hand him the visual support as a reminder of your expectations.
On Wednesday, April 25, 2012, at 7 p.m. I’ll talk to parents in Anaheim about the importance of visual supports in the lives of children with autism spectrum disorders. I will share easy, practical ideas for parents and educators, such as using visual prompts, schedules and much more!