“Learning to Take Those First Steps: To Push or Not to Push?”

Baby Learning to Walk

“Learning to Take Those First Steps: To Push or Not to Push?” This is a story about when you are teaching a little one to walk, and you’re wondering “Do I push? Do I not push? How hard is too hard?” It’s a situation I find myself in often as a Special Instructor in Early […]

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How to Teach Young Children “Keep your hands to yourself”

keep hands to yourself

How to Teach Young Children to Keep Their Hands to Themselves How to Teach Young Children, “Keep your hands to yourself.” “Keep your hands feet and other objects to yourself.” Once upon a time when I was in 4th grade, we had classroom rules on the wall to set expectations for our behavior. If we […]

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Teaching Toddlers to Communicate Using Pictures

Milk label and Juice label taped to the outside of the fridge so that the child can point to what they are requesting.

  MILK OR JUICE? Teach your toddler to communicate using pictures   Working with 2 year olds that aren’t talking is the most common thing that I do in early intervention. It takes some experimenting to find a strategy that works to teach communication. One strategy that I try early on is using a picture, […]

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What is special instruction? Working with child to enhance child development

special instruction is working with a child to enhance development

What is special instruction? Working with child to enhance child development This is fourth in a four part series “What is special instruction?” It  comes from the DEC position statement on Special InstructionThe Role of Special Instruction in Early Intervention. The designing of learning environments and activities that promote the child’s acquisition of skills in a […]

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