Word Wednesday – Rocks and Hard Places

Most of you already know that I have a slight  healthy obsession with board games. I love to play them with friends and I use them to teach social skills such as patience and turn taking when I work with kids and teens on the Autism spectrum. I remember spending a lot of rainy afternoons… Continue reading Word Wednesday – Rocks and Hard Places

Word Wednesday: Circular Logic

Squirrel! Wait... what was I saying?

It should come as no surprise that I subscribe to two different “word of the day” emails – I love language and jump at any chance I get to expand my vocabulary. Sometimes I already know the “word of the day”, and other times they’re so obscure I can’t find a use for it in… Continue reading Word Wednesday: Circular Logic

Board games I like for kids on the Spectrum.

Last week I blogged about how I use board games to help teach turn taking skills to kids with ASD. I’ve been asked what games I recommend and while I have some general guidelines and games that I always try out, not every game will be a hit with every kid.  I mentioned last time… Continue reading Board games I like for kids on the Spectrum.

“It’s MY TURN” – The challenges of turn taking with kids who have ASD

One of the most common non school related questions I hear from parents with children on the spectrum is how to teach turn taking / game playing.  Being able to play games and take turns is an important social skill and, like most other social skills, it is one that needs to be taught. Most… Continue reading “It’s MY TURN” – The challenges of turn taking with kids who have ASD