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10/19/201510/19/2015
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Reptile Show

The Reptile Show is just another interactive way of leaning about animals.  This ties in with our Reptile Theme and formed part of our 4th Term Curriculum during the 2015 year.

10/19/201510/19/2015
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Fancy dress

Halloween is a time where we dress up and have fun at school.  Trick or treating, decorating biscuits, watching movies and fun game.  The aim of this day is to help familiarize our learners with “Halloween in public places” to help de-sensitize them to what is going on and to help them understand why (and...

05/10/201505/10/2015
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Gross motor development as part of our curriculum

At Amazing K we believe that learning should be an enjoyable experience and that the key to developing gross motor skills is understanding what the body can do. Pretend games like “hopping like Mr Rabbit” or “flying like an airplane” can fire up a child’s imagination.  Activities such as tunnel crawling, hopscotch, swing bat, ball-skills,...

02/03/201502/03/2015
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Sequencing activities for children with Autism

Sequencing activities for children with Autism needs to form part of their daily activities.  The child needs to be shown how to sequencing materials/items in order to help them build concepts. Certain concepts form part of the prerequisites to formal learning for example learning to count and the sequence of the numbers will need to...

01/30/201501/30/2015
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Autism and learning through self-discovery

Autism and learning through self-discovery is a topic that has received much debate.  Many say that a child with autism will ignore or avoid a task if they do not understand the item and or if the task does not fall into their “interest” area.  The aspect of inappropriate play with items also causes difficulties...

01/21/201501/21/2015
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Learning about numbers with autism

Learning about numbers with autism can be very challenging.  The general understanding of numbers and what they represent is a concept that most learners on the spectrum battle with.  But it is a vital skill that these children need to learn. The child needs to learn the concept of numbers and of counting, matching of...

01/21/201501/21/2015
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Early Intervention

The early schooling years are a crucial time for a child with an autism spectrum disorder (ASD).  By encouraging the development of essential skills at an early age, we can help improve our child’s learning ability throughout his/her life Early intervention for learners as young as 20 months is vital and includes elements such as:...

12/02/201412/02/2014
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Positive re-enforcement

Using positive re-enforcement during the festive season: We have discussed change over the holidays and how to help your child with the transitioning into new activities and we need to add in positive re-enforcement as another way in which you can help your child cope during the festive season. Positive re-enforcement is like a reward...

12/01/201412/01/2014
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Transitioning during the holiday season

Before I write about how to help your child with transitioning during the holiday season I would like to explain a few things for clarity purposes. Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder battle with generalization …  They don’t necessarily understand that you can do the same things in different places an e.g. of this would be a...

11/30/201411/30/2014
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Change and the holidays

It is a well know fact that children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder do not cope well with change and the holidays can be a very daunting and challenging time for parents and care givers. Over the next few days I will be discussing a variety of ways that can help you, help your child...