Category Archives: Autism

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Is Formal Math Necessary?

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This is the third of a three-part series about the natural early math learning process for my builder son. Part One shares his Early Math Play Skills and Part Two shares his Early Math Activities. I wrote a comment at … Continue reading

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Handwriting Challenges

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I would think that most children transition into using a writing implement seamlessly. But what about those who don’t? What’s going on? I know a large percentage of those on the autism spectrum will struggle with handwriting. Boys and handwriting … Continue reading

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Early Math Activities

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This is the second of a three-part series about the natural early math learning process for my builder son. Part One shares his Early Math Play and Part Three shares his formal learning called Is Formal Math Necessary? Math and … Continue reading

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Naturally Learning with Books

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One of my hopeful goals I had for my children’s learning lives is that they would all learn to love reading. Of myself and my three siblings, I was the only one that appeared to love books. My mother’s love … Continue reading

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Sight Word or Phonics?

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Most parents and educators emphatically believe that the best, most reliable path to learning to read is through a systematic teaching of phonics. Even remedial dyslexic programs tend to be based in phonics. As I’ve said here before, is there … Continue reading