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Early Childhood Inclusive Education

First – Then Boards are very helpful when helping children to learn to complete specific tasks. For example First “Wash Hands” Then “Eat Lunch”. First – Then Boards facilitate positive behavior support for children. Children know what is expected of them and this can reduce frustration and anxiety. First – Then Boards display two activities, […]

Making your own Picture Cards is very simple. Resources Required: Access to the Internet, Printer, Card, Laminator, Velcro Guidelines: There are many free images available on the internet, search for “free pecs images”. Choose an image as clear and simple as possible. You can also take a photo for the card, if using a photo […]

A Picture Card is a picture on a square card. Picture Cards are a visual tool which can help children who are non-verbal to communicate. They can potentially act as a bridge to verbal communication. There are many different ways to use Picture Cards, these include: First Then Boards Choice Boards Visual Schedules Picture Communication […]

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) often find it difficult to interpret and understand social cues, social rules and social context. Social Stories can help children who have difficulties developing social skills to learn how to respond appropriately in social situations. Social Stories are brief descriptive stories that provide information about a social situation. This […]

Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder may have these strengths: Good recall of information over a long period of time Specialist knowledge in topics of interest Exceptional memory for facts and figures Very high level of motivation in topics and activities that are of interest Ability to carry out tasks with a high degree of accuracy […]

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) is the fifth edition of the manual and defines and classifies mental disorders in order to improve diagnoses, treatment and research. DSM-5 is the product of more than 10 years of work by international experts in all aspects of mental health. For more information see please visit […]