Examples of some activity based learning tasks

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I heard lots of parents with special need kids not having clear idea of what can be done for these kids at home

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Today’s Topic:

Examples of some activity based learning  tasks

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1.To work on sequencing routines of daily activities (beginning of time/sequence awareness).

In the beginning of the session, child along with the clinician will be asked to sequence the picture cards of daily routines in order.

The clinician will narrate a short story using picture cards. Then, the child is asked to sequence the picture cards in the correct order and heor she will be encouraged to tell the short story.

2.To work on comprehension of comparatives.(e.g. I am taller than you.)

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Animal toys or dolls can be used to teach the concept of comparatives.

Play with dough: the clinician and the child will make buildings and later the comparatives such as the building made by the child is taller than the one made by the clinician) can be explained by the clinician.

Picture cards can be used to teach comparatives.

3.To work on improving turn taking skills

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Talk box: a box consisting of few picture cards can be used for this task. The clinician and the child will take turns to pick a card and talk about what is depicted in the card.

Lotto game: The child is given a lotto board. The child is instructed to listen carefully. Picture cards with are shuffled and are kept face down. Take one card at a time, and say what picture is on it. The child has that picture must ask for it.

4.Work on improving auditory attention

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The clinician will say 2-3 words and the child has to repeat after the clinician. Once the child is able to repeat the words in order correctly, the complexity will be increased.

The clinician will name few objects and show the pictures of the respective objects. The child will have to repeat the order after clinician without any pictures shown to him.

Work on comprehension of simple ‘wh’ questions such as (what do you do when your hungry)

Using flash cards this task can be worked out.

The child will be provided with the pictures of sleeping, eating, etc and the clinician will ask the “wh” question and the child is expected to point at the correct pictures.

5.Work on comprehension of two step complex commands.

Using objects placed in different location in a room. He will be instructed to follow the two step commands given by the clinician. Initially, the clinician can prompt the child to do the activity but later prompting will be faded.(e.g. put a small toy on top the table. keep the book near the table)

Picture cards of different action verbs can be placed in the room (close proximity). The child will be instructed to follow the commands given by the clinician.

6.To work on comprehension of relationships (immediate family members,).

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The child will be shown pictures of the immediate family members and the clinician will familiarize the child with the pictures. Later, the child will be encouraged to point at the pictures when named.

The child will be given picture cards of the family members. The task would be carried out like: the clinician would show a picture of grandfather, the child would be expected to take grandmothers picture and hand it to the clinician. Initially, the task can be carried out with prompts.

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Identify Motor Development Delay

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Today’s Topic

Motor Development Delay

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If a child has developmental delay, he or she might play with toys for younger children or interact with people like a younger child. When children’s motor skills are delayed, they might not run, skip, or jump with other children because they have not yet developed age-appropriate skills and cannot keep up with their peers.

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Because the term is such a broad and general one, developmental delay often looks different from one child to the next.

In infancy, a child is first suspected to have developmental delay if common milestones are delayed, such as:

  • Holding the head steadily up by 4 months
  • Sitting by about 6 months
  • Walking by about 12 months

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A child who has a general lack of movement or does not move in a lot of different ways to explore movement, might have a motor developmental delay.

Although delays in motor milestones often are the most obvious behavior that caregivers notice, other delays might be related to a child not moving. In infancy, all developmental areas are closely connected and influence each other’s progress.

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Some children have sensory problems adding to movement difficulty, such as hypersensitivity to touch or an inability to plan and problem-solve movement activities. Children who have some or all of these problems also might develop social or emotional problems, such as a fear of trying new motor skills.

 

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Behavioural…………… Issues

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Do you want to know about behavioural issues faced by your child……..

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If your child’s behaviour has changed recently, or you have started worrying about it and are not sure if what they are going through is normal or not, it’s worth thinking about  the following:

Is the behaviour out of character for your child, or does it fit in with their general way of dealing with things?

Has the change been very sudden or have things been changing for a while?

Is there anything obvious that might have upset or unsettled them? For example, moving house or school, divorce and separation  bereavement, friendship problems, illness

Is the behaviour having a negative effect on their daily life, for example, stopping them attending school or getting their schoolwork done; affecting friendships or family relationships; getting in the way of hobbies or activities; affecting their eating or sleeping?

Is anyone else worried about their behaviour? eg other family members, teachers, friends

Has your child said they think there is a problem or that they are worried?

There are no right answers, but these questions might help you think about what has been going on and whether it is normal for your child

 What all behaviors we need to get worry?

Here are six misbehaviors you may be tempted to overlook 

Interrupting When You’re Talking

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solution: The next time you’re about to make a call or visit with a friend, tell your child that she needs to be quiet and not interrupt you. Then settle her into an activity or let her play with a special toy that you keep tucked away. If she tugs on your arm while you’re talking, point to a chair or stair and tell her quietly to sit there until you’re finished. Afterward, let her know that she won’t get what she’s asking for when she interrupts you.

Playing Too Rough:

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Solution: Confront aggressive behavior on the spot. Pull your child aside and tell him, “That hurt Janey. How would it feel if she did that to you?” Let him know that any action that hurts another person is not allowed. Before his next playdate, remind him that he shouldn’t play rough, and help him practice what he can say if he gets angry or wants a turn. If he does it again, end the playdate.

Pretending Not to Hear You :

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 Solution:Instead of talking to your child from across the room, walk over to her and tell her what she needs to do. Have her look at you when you’re speaking and respond by saying, “Okay, Mommy.” Touching her shoulder, saying her name, and turning off the TV can also help get her attention. If she doesn’t get moving, impose a consequence.                                                                

Helping Himself to a Treat :

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Solution:Establish a small number of house rules, and talk about them with your child often (“You have to ask whether you can have sweets because that’s the rule”). If your child turns on the TV without permission, for instance, tell him to turn it off and say, “You need to ask me before you turn on the television.” Stating the rule out loud will help him internalize it.                                                       

Having a Little Attitude : 

Solution: Make your child aware of her behavior. Tell her, for example, “When you roll your eyes like that, it seems as if you don’t like what I’m saying.” The idea isn’t to make your child feel bad but to show her how she looks or sounds. If the behavior continues, you can refuse to interact and walk away. Say, “My ears don’t hear you when you speak to me that way. When you’re ready to talk nicely, I’ll listen.”

Exaggerating the Truth : 

Solution: When your child fibs, sit down with him and set the record straight. Say, “It would be fun to go to Disney World, and maybe we can go some day, but you shouldn’t tell Ben that you’ve been there when you really haven’t.” Let him know that if he doesn’t always tell the truth, people won’t believe what he says. Look at his motivation for lying, and make sure he doesn’t achieve his goal. 

Warning Signs of a Serious Behavior Problem

Difficulty managing emotional outbursts – If your child can’t control his anger, frustration, or disappointment in socially and age-appropriate means, he may have an underlying emotional problem. Although it is normal for preschoolers to have occasional temper tantrums, older children should have better control over their emotions.

Difficulty managing impulses – Impulse control develops slowly over time. A child who struggles to refrain from using physical aggression after he begins school, or a child who can’t gain control of his verbal impulses by the time he’s a tween, may have a more serious behavior problem.

Behavior that does not respond to discipline – It’s normal for kids to repeat misbehavior from time to time to see if a parent will follow through with discipline, but it’s not normal for a child to exhibit the same behavior repeatedly if you’re applying consistent discipline.

Behavior that interferes with school – Misbehavior that interferes with your child’s education may indicate an underlying behavior disorder. Getting sent out of class, getting into fights at recess, and difficulty staying on task are all potential warning signs.

Behavior that interferes with social interaction – It’s normal for kids to have spats with peers, but if your child’s behavior interferes with his ability to maintain friendships, it’s likely a problem. Children should be able to maintain age appropriate behavior in social settings as well, such as the grocery store.

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THERAPY and TREATMENT

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Todays topic is going to be the difference between therapy and treatment

So what is therapy?

Therapy is meant For ‘Rehabilitation’

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What about treatment? 

Treatment is meant for ‘CURE’

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Why we are in need of these information

Every body knows what is treatment but therapy  it is a question mark

Because that will not be necessary for all the people

As  a human being we will be allotted to do various task during various development stages when it gets interrupted  ………………………….?

How to go further steps

There the Therapy comes

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Therapy adds life to years where

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Therapy focuses on helping people with a physical, sensory, or cognitive disability be as independent as possible in all areas of their lives.

Therapy can help kids with various needs improve their cognitive, physical, sensory, and motor skills and enhance their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment

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Is my child ready for potty training?

When it’s potty time you feel it..? Don’t wait..Please don’t wait ..!!

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Your child resists to potty..??

Here are your tips…

Age to Start Potty training

Between 18months to 3 years( Both physically and emotionally child should ready to start potty training)

Physical signs:

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Able to pull pants up or down

Regular, soft, formed poos at predictable times

Dry pants of at least 1 or 2 hours

Wakes up with dry nappy

Interest to go to bathroom

 Behavioural signs

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Feels discomfort when nappy is wet or dry

Enjoys rewards

Desire for independence

Cognitive signs

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Understands and follow simple instructions

Requests

Has word for wee and poo

Body awareness that he is having a wee or poo

Inform you that she needs to have a wee or a poo.

Parental tips to keep in mind during potty training:

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  • Recognize that your child is in control of his or her body
  • Let your child decide whether to use the potty or a diaper/pull-up each day
  • Teach your child words for body parts, urine, and bowel movements
  • Offer your child the tools she needs to be successful at toileting (such as a small potty, potty seat, stool, etc.)
  • Expect and handle potty accidents without anger
  • Avoid punishment as well as too much praise around toilet use. (This can make children feel bad when they aren’t successful.)
  • Decide whether to use the toilet or a diaper/pull-up
  • Learn his body’s signals for when he needs to use the toilet Use the toilet at his own speed

Warm up for Potty Training:

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  •  Pick the right potty
  • Approach this without a lot of emotion
  • Think of it as just another skill you are helping your child learn.
  • It is also very important not to force your child to use the potty
  • Constipation develops when children trying to regain control over their bodies by withholding urine or bowel movements.
  • Stop talking about potty training until your child shows signs of readiness.
  • Or a potty seat, which simply attaches to the toilet. Look for a stable fit
  • Look for a model that’s durable and won’t tip over when your child jumps up to check her progress.
  • If she wants to, allow her to carry around the clean potty and sit on it while clothed.
  • Keep the potty close by so your child can act on his body’s signals quickly.
  • Easy-on, easy-off clothing
  • Elastic waists are a wonderful thing
  • Offer praise when he reports bodily functions.
  • Remind him that using the potty means he’s growing up.
  • Teach to check for dryness.
  • Buy special doll that wets and encourage your child to help the doll “learn” to use the potty

Negative impacts:

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  • When parents scold, punish, or shame
  • Being patient is the best way you can support your child as she learns.
  • Potty battle begins when parents expect too much too soon
  • When parents deny drinks when parents lose hope

Things to remember:

  • No matter how you do it, remember this is a learning process that takes time, with many accidents along the way.
  • Keep in mind that children with special needs may take longer to learn to use the potty. They may also need special equipment, and a lot of help and support from you.

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Struggle to teach new words……there is a way

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Today’s topic is going to help lots of YOUNG mothers who struggles lots to teach new vocabulary  to their learning buds(kids)

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If your child have vocabulary problems or your child  have trouble  in learning new words if you  are in need of solution for this …………..

Then,

Go  thro’it

Easy and Trouble-free  method

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Then How to teach?

Level one: Select a word

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Tips:

One word at a time

Select vocabulary which you use frequently in his daily routines.

Target words should be frequently used.

Level Two:Make the child understand the target words.

Tips:

Thro’ pointing

Find out objects from choices

Give rewards immediately

Try out with different materials

Speak in single words rather than a sentence.

Say many times

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Level three:

Make the child to speak new words

Tips:

Keep the objects out of reach to stimulate target words to speak

Little prompt

Say the first sound

Stick with Target words

Use sign language or gestures as clues

Say it loud

Encourage what is this question

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……So this brings us to the end of today’s post peeps, until next time..

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Whoa… Put Me Down! I’m Falling!

Gravitational Insecurity 

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I wanted to use today’s blog post to answer some of the many question we are receiving about gravitational insecurity….

So this post is designed to answer many of those questions…..

Today’s topic is about Gravitational Insecurity

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What is it

It refers to an excessive fear of ordinary movement, being out of an upright position, or having one’s feet off the ground.

How the child reacts..?

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 Is there any way to overcome..? 

Yes….We have somethings to notice…

Listen to your child

Pay attention to your child’s fears and be a careful observer of their reactions.

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Try to identify this issue as early as possible

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 Get an Occupational Therapist

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Evaluation done by a qualified professionals who is familiar with Sensory Processing Disorders/Sensory Integration Dysfunction.

How Occupational Therapist deal with this?

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Sensory Integration Therapy is commonly used to treat gravitational insecurity. By providing your child with graded vestibular information, he can learn to process information more effectively. 

Sensory experiences are introduced slowly and gradually so your child does not perceive these experiences negatively.

What You Can Do

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Physically guide them through activities like sliding, climbing, and swinging.

Introduce Role- Play.

Introduce new activities gradually.

Stop the activities if you feel over stimulated or frightened………

 

That brings us to the end of today’s post ….. 🙂

Untill next time…..

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