Parents the struggle of finding a motivator for your child is probably one of your biggest challenges. I totally understand your frustration and feeling of defeat. In truth, the biggest challenge of finding a motivator is
Hello!Hope you all are doing well. This past weekend events were eye opening for me. Why you ask? I felt joy because I allowed myself to stop long enough to recognize that
Hello! Hope you all are doing well. It’s been a while since my last post. I have been enjoying my summer helping children expand their abilities and empowering parents to reclaim their
“Create the opportunity for your child to learn a new skill by delaying your anticipation of what they need or want.” SandraYour child can learn to do various task based on their abilities. How?. . . 1. You create the
Learning should never stop! Especially in the summer. It is a proven fact that children of all abilities are at risk of losing acquired skills during the summer months while on summer break. Yes, some may attend the public
Thoughts from Sandra Thompson, your Differently Able Life Skills Specialist As a Differently Abled Life Skills Specialist, I experience so much joy teaching others. The joy of teaching others functional and valuable skills is what drives me
I created the term, ‘convenience trap’. A convenience trap is when you do things to get through the day, moment or situation. You have no expectations of the outcome and you will not challenge yourself to do things differently.
Acceptance is like fuel for a car. If you stay focused (full) you will continue to strive (run). When you feel empty and defeated, refocus (refuel) to keep your momentum. Once you accept a mind change, quitting is not
The magical phrase all parents should use is First-Then. Establish the expectation of, FIRST you do what I want,THEN you can do what you want. When used consistently, it will work like a charm.
The importance of communication within the differently able community is a life skill which should be a priority. Life skills are skills which help individuals connect, participate, engage and express. Communication for differently abled children look differently for each child.