Monthly Archives: September 2010

Out This Week

Due to lack of a computer, I will not be posting this week. Hopefully, this means I’ll be writing and catching up for the future, so there will be no more blanks in the schedule. I can dream, can’t I?  … Continue reading

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The “Cool Points” System

A guidance counselor – whom I respect – shared her way of getting social appropriateness across to children.  She called it the Cool Point System. Think about it; the cool kids – at least in elementary school – have skills.  … Continue reading

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Intro to Asperger’s Syndrome For Teachers

Note: Hopefully, this brief intro will help teachers understand and deal with some of the everyday questions that come up.  Feel free to personalize and use it for your own child.  I also recommend the more thorough and in-depth Oasis … Continue reading

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Difficulties With Sound

For some children with Asperger’s Syndrome, sound presents a challenge.  Sometimes this is because it’s a sensory issue, and sometimes it’s because the child has not tuned in yet to the world around him or her.  It can also be … Continue reading

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Teachers and The Breakdown

One thing I tend to hear from teachers – I say this because I heard it yet again yesterday – concerns a misunderstanding about sudden surprises and panic. As we know, the bad surprise is the enemy; catch our Asperger … Continue reading

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What Are These Therapies?

Note: Apologies to the experts and professionals out there; terms will be slaughtered and misused, I’m sure, but all in the name of helping people sort out a very confusing and frustrating bundle of options. I’m a doubter.  Positive, encouraging, … Continue reading

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Embarrassment As A Social Check

We’ve all been there.  That heat in the cheeks, a feeling of pure idiocy, and the wish for sudden and complete invisibility.  A wish that the earth would swallow you up and that you could unsay whatever fool thing just … Continue reading

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