Many aspects of life are paradoxical and this is one of the biggies for our socially challenged kids. The children who participate in our Social Adventures Groups earnestly try to be flexible, to “go with the flow”, to try new ideas, or play a game with someone else’s rules, but it is SO [...]
Today we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com. Today’s post provides some board game rules that the kids in one of our Social Adventures Groups generated. Once they took ownership of the rules, everything changed… Read more HERE.
Today we are blogging over at Special-Ism.com . This is the third in a series of 4 posts. The first post, Social Skills 101 discussed who might benefit from a social group along with an overview of the Critical Components of an Effective Social Group. The second post, Social Skills Groups for 3 [...]
What happens when someone gives the children in your life presents they don’t like? Do they say, “Thank you” even if it’s not the present they were expecting? Do they recognize that the gift giver did something kind or do they say, “I don’t like it”? Do they think they are not telling [...]
Story telling is fundamental to human interaction. It is the way that we share experiences, relate to one another and empathize with others. Story telling is the way we keep family memories alive, study history and understand our place in the world. Story telling starts very young. Children as young as 2-3 years [...]
Many years ago, I first heard that communication was more about body language than words. As an OT who worked with children who had motor planning challenges, I was fascinated by how limiting their inability to imitate was on communication. Ever since Albert Mehrabian’s famous study in 1967, people have quoted his formula, misquoted [...]
Today, we are blogging over at Special-ism.com. As interest in social skills development has increased, so has the understanding that some children have more difficulty than others decoding the various social cues that many of us take for granted. We have begun to appreciate that many children who are struggling socially do so not [...]
Ultimately, they will get to know each other and appreciate each other even if they don’t become best friends. They will learn to communicate and talk about the hard stuff while laughing at what will seem silly to them in the end. They will become skilled at negotiating and compromising.
These are the thoughts that swirled [...]
Today, we are blogging over at Special-ism.com. Voice volume and tone of voice are both subtle but critical aspects of social interaction. We all know a child who talks too loudly during interactions, their voice overpowering the conversation and negatively affecting their peer interactions. There are the children who don’t speak loud enough for [...]
When we founded all4mychild in the spring of 2011, we thought long and hard about our tagline. We wanted it to truly represent our mission. We wanted it to let people know that we believe that collaboration always brings about the best ideas. We also wanted to provide helpful tools to parents, [...]
We believe apps can bring people together! To that end, we have developed:
21st Century Twist on the Classic Game of 20 Questions
Social development activities in your pocket!
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