Teasing. It’s so tricky. Teasing can be mean or playful. It can be a way to bond or a way to hurt. But … how to tell?
50 years ago, when my mother and Elizabeth Friedus were starting the Gateway School of New York (for me!) they had to raise money (there was no support for such schools at the time). So, they met with parents (more or less exclusively mothers) of children who might attend. One woman said she did not… [Continue Reading]
I’m excited to hear about a new project about nonverbal learning disabilities. It’s called the NVLD project and it’s pretty new. They have a blog which welcomes guest posts (I’ve written one already) and a bunch of good information about nonverbal LD. Browse around!
I have just discovered an interesting blog about disability. It’s called Breath and Shadow . I hope you like it.
Pay attention! We hear it all the time and it certainly is important! But how does one do it? And does everyone do it the same way? I can’t answer the first question, but see How Kids Pay Attention and Why some Kids Struggle with it for some good ideas. But for the second question,… [Continue Reading]
Wow, what a title! There are many ways to communicate. One way of categorizing them is as synchronous or asynchronous. In synchronous communication, interaction is immediate. I talk, you talk, I talk etc. This includes regular face to face communication and phone calls it also includes Skype. In asynchronous communication, this immediacy is not there. … [Continue Reading]