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ADHD, LEARNING DISABLED, AND EMOTIONALLY DISABLED TIPS

Practice reading and understanding signs and signals in your childs environment such as stop, go, curve, restroom, boy, girl, exit, etc.


ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY TIPS
As with the purchase of toys, the teacher, therapist, and parent should acquire a variety of switches that can be used with children on different developmental levels and physical skills.
NICHCY News Digest Number 13 1989.

AUTISM TIPS

Visual, verbal, and functional reminders about dangerous situations must be constant.
(Tip submitted by Kathie Harrington M.A. C.C.C. SLP)


DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING TIPS

Have your child hear and feel different pitch variations by putting their fingers on your throat.


GIFTED TIPS

Talk about time differences. Make clocks and set them for different parts of the United States or other countries.


 
MENTAL RETARDATION TIPS
"Present information and instructions in small, sequential steps and review each step frequently;"
NICHCY Fact Sheet FS8, 1997.

ORTHO · OTHERWISE HEALTH IMPAIRED TIPS

Ask yourself - "How can I adapt this lesson for this child to maximize active, hands-on learning?"
NICHCY Fact Sheet Number 2 (FS2), May 2000


SPEECH · LANGUAGE · FLUENCY · VOICE TIPS

Have the child tell 3 things about his/her day. Talk about each one by asking simple questions. This will help the child expand on his/her language skills. Have the child draw a picture of one or more of the activities.

 
TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURED TIPS
Reinforce lengthening periods of attention to appropriate tasks.
Tip from NICHCY Definition of Traumatic Brain Injured Fact Sheet.

VISUALLY IMPAIRED TIPS
Since school is starting soon you may want to find out and order the books your child may need tape recorded, written in large type, or braille.
 

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