With school out and your child at home with more time on their hands, you may be wondering what activities you can do with your special needs child that can keep them busy, engaged, and learning.
There is a tendency for people to think that the activities they do with their children must be something specifically educational, and that playing games and having fun must be out of the question. However, play is very important for the child’s development. It is one of the important way that children learn and develop. Read more
For the month of April, College of Allied Educators has moved to online learning for our accredited Counselling and Special Education courses. This will allow our students to join in lectures and interact with their classmates and lecturers in a virtual classroom. Students may join the lectures on their mobile phones, tablet, or desktop computers from the convenience and safety of their home. Read more
Isolation is rarely ever good or pleasant, but sometimes isolation is necessary. We tend to self-isolate when we are sick or when we are feeling down or melancholic. The problem is that we weren’t made to be isolated. Humans are social and we need human to human interaction on a regular basis to stay mentally and emotionally healthy. Isolation tends to have terrible effects on people physically and mentally. Read more
Most people are fearful of something. It can be as broad as the fear of death, fear of failure, or even as specific as a fear of a particular creepy-crawly. There are some fears that are phobias caused by past traumatic events, such as claustrophobia. Read more
Every now and then, we get the urge to hide and isolate ourselves from the world. It’s not an uncommon fantasy to entertain the possibility of hiding out in some secluded place where nobody can bother us, and where the burdens on our shoulders are no longer necessary or existent.
There’s a reason why people want to escape and hide from the world. Read more
When people talk about attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), it can conjure up images of children misbehaving, being overly energetic, and being disruptive in class, home, or in public. It is a common imagery and misconception about people with ADHD. While it is can be true that children with ADHD can be disruptive, it is not always the cases that they are.
It is one of those facts of life that we will be disappointed. During the course of our lives, we will be disappointed many times. Some disappointments happen so often that we learn to ignore them altogether. Other disappointments can shatter our confidence, weaken our trust and faith, and even potentially weaken and destroy relationships.
Along with speech and language, reading is one of the markers of progress and success that parents typically look for in their child’s development. The problem is that the ability to read can vary widely between children, with some being able to read as young as 4 years old, or as late as 7 years old. That is a long time to worry if your child hasn’t learned to read, and even if they can read, some children simply do not have any interest in reading.