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This week in our Learning Support Assistant Online Course we are talking about attention skills. This can be an area of major challenge for many children, particularly children who have been diagnosed with ADHD / ADD.
What’s W Sitting? W sitting is a common position that young children will sit in. This position is named after the shape their legs form when viewed from above.
Sensory bins are a great way to include sensory exploration for hands-on learning. Exposure to a variety of sensory inputs is essential for healthy sensory processing.
Sensory Processing is one of my favourite topics and as someone who grew up with some sensory processing challenges and now as a professional working in occupational therapy I always find myself loving it when the topic of sensory processing comes up!
Find what is motivating for your student and incorporate this into the activities. If your student is motivated you will find they are able to maintain their attention for longer, will remember more of what you are teaching and will be better able to generalize these skills to other activities because they will have more engagement in the materials.
One of my favourite sayings at the moment is, “a diagnosis does not determine your future”.
child development, cognitive milestones, developmental health, developmental milestones, Early Years Foundation Stage, emotional skills, EYFS, hand and finger skills, language milestones, movement milestones, school curriculum, skill building, social skills
It’s challenging to set goals. Having a clear idea of where your child is up to will also be helpful when discussing their progress and your goals with your child’s therapist and teachers.
I’m definitely one of those “goals” people. I love setting goals, I love reading about how to set goals and when I get emails from Amazon there’s usually a goal book in their list of recommended books which means that even when I’m not buying books about goals I’m checking them out online!
When a parent or therapist is creating goals for a child these goals should be child centred and wherever possible the child should be enabled to set their own goals.
Self-esteem and confidence are major traits in individuals that affect their success. While these are a lifelong process, the foundation of it needs to be established in early childhood. Building self-esteem will allow the child to deal with difficult situations that they will encounter during their lifetime.
This week’s topic is Attention Skills. During my search for great resources to share, I found this gem that I immediately shared on Facebook.