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A day in the life: autism miracles on NUI Galway campus………

A day in the life: autism miracles on NUI Galway campus……… University Press, Galway Ireland Teenager Conor Dodd, diagnosed as severely autistic as a child, now teaches special needs children to communicate. In this story of hope and miracles, we look at how this came about and what the future holds for Conor. Can [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:39:57+00:00December 22nd, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|2 Comments

Autism, parenting and learning readiness.

Autism, communication and parenting: our journey to learning readiness. One of the most frequent questions I get asked by parents is 'how do I get my son to co-operate with me?'. If I were to translate this question into a term more familiar to teachers, it would be how to get 'instructional control' with [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:11:23+00:00October 28th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

Setting expectations and the autistic child

Autism: understanding and setting expectations One of the most important yet least understood areas of special needs parenting is the area of setting expectations. Here Enda and Val talk about some of their experiences getting the balance right. For me the whole area of assessments, schools, special services, sports and expectations is an incredible conundrum. [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:15:07+00:00October 19th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

Managing behaviors and autism

Managing behaviors: start with understanding communication In a very great number of conversations with families the issue of behaviors (or lack of) comes up when we speak about their autistic child. What I'm speaking about here is the behaviors that crop up in social situations like going shopping or eating out. The kind of thing [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:12:10+00:00July 5th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

Learning differences: Finding Dory

Finding Dory speaks to disabilities in a powerful way I just saw Finding Dory, another wonderful production from the guys over at Pixar. And as with many connected with Hollywood and the film industry they are challenging society to think about what we all represent. In this case the challenge comes in the form of special needs [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:14:01+00:00June 27th, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments

Driving expectations and strengths despite language disorders

We offer a FREE Child Assessment Overcoming language disorders in the most unexpected places. For millions of children to world over, language disorders and deficits are a major obstacle to just about everything. I remember Conor's teacher saying to me once that 'he was so intelligent but fundamentally unteachable'. Imagine saying all that in just one [...]

By |2017-04-28T09:13:06+00:00June 21st, 2016|Form Blogs, Questions answered|0 Comments