Readiness: Not a State of Knowledge, but a State of Mind By Dr. Dan Gartrell "People used to think children were ready for kindergarten if they could say the ABC’s, count, identify colors, and write their first name. Readiness was always more complicated than that, and new brain research is helping us understand what readiness really is. Readiness doesn’t mean just knowing the academic basics. It means a child has a willing attitude and confidence in the process of learning: a healthy state of mind."
Reinforcement Development Strategies for Teaching Students with ASD By Autism Partnership: Ron Leaf, PhD, John McEachin, PhD, and Mitchell Taubman, PhD "When discussing the importance of reinforcement, parents and teachers alike will comment that reinforcement doesn't work because there is nothing that the child finds to be reinforcing. Often this is not accurate: there are lots of potential reinforcers but students are receiving them for "free." That is, they are not earned or are not contingent upon behavior. They watch TV, play on the computer, or go on an ou ing without those rewards being earned. If they were made to be contingent upon behavior, the student would indeed change behaviors."
Saying These 8 Things To Your Kid Every Day Could Change Their Life
"Kids. They grow up so fast, and before we know it they are out in the real world, and we are left wondering if we’ve done enough to prepare them for what’s out there! Here are a few simple things you can add to your daily conversations with your kids that can change the way they think about themselves, and others."