Month May 2022

Introducing Visual Support

We learn differently and the identified learning styles are visual, auditory, reading/writing and kinesthetic as developed in 1992 by Neil D. Fleming and Coleen E. Mills. We do have a preferred learning style or a preferred combination of learning style. For younger children and children with special needs, pictures or images is a method of communication.

Ideas for Game-ified Learning Activities

This is a combination of 3 pieces first published on Shao’s blog - Story of a Little Star . Shoa is a mum to an autistics girl who is knowns on her blog and social media accounts as Little Star. They are a SonRise family and Little Star is homeschooled. Shao shares some of their fun learning activities on her blog and social media account when she can. The following are 3 activities which Shao and Little Star had fun doing…

A Change of Approach

The 15th of May each year is PDA Day, an awareness day for Pathological Demand Avoidance which is currently understood to be a distinct profile on the autism spectrum. This profile is characterised by an anxiety driven need to avoid everyday demands and expectations and maintain control. Here is my story about how I came to completely change my approach to parenting, which may have happened so much sooner had my understanding and awareness of PDA come at an earlier point in our journey.

ADHD in Adults

ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder) is the most common neuro-developmental condition affecting children. However, not many know that ADHD can follow the person into adulthood. Like autism, people with ADHD have a difference in the way the brain processes information.