January Newsletter | 2017

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January 2017 Newsletter

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How to Foster Social Skills Development at School: A Guide for Teachers and School Counselors

Autism Spectrum Disorder is characterized by deficits in social communication and interaction. This can include challenges in social-emotional reciprocity and non-verbal communication used in social interactions. This can often lead to children with autism having a hard time developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with their peers.  Read More ....

Interviews from the Field: Kristy Johnson
Kristy Johnson is a mother of a child with significant special needs, as well as a researcher in the field of neurodevelopmental disorders. While she has always been very involved in science and engineering, her son greatly influenced her decision to pursue research in this field. Her current research is focused on designing a device that engages children who have neurodevelopmental disorders using the gold standard principles of therapy.               Read More ....

Book Review: "Why Johnny Doesn't Flap"
As you may have read in my article discussing my first book, “Ella Autie”, I looked through many children’s disability books to see what I liked about them and what I didn’t like about them, so I could change my own material for the better. In this book reveiw, I will be talking about “Why Johnny doesn’t Flap,” a book about an autistic boy’s neurotypical (meaning without cognitive disabilities) friend, Johnny.            Read More ....
Lots of Ways to Learn with Link4fun!
Along with the release of the Link4fun Books and Cards, we have created 4 great lesson plans to use in your classroom or autism education program. These lesson plans use the cards or books to teach early literacy and social skillsidentification and categorization, textures, and verbs.   See them all here!

Autism in the News:

UPI, January 4.
Study revealed that following the induced stress test, autistic children with gastrointestinal symptoms had greater cortisol levels than children who did not suffer from gastrointestinal problems.
Knowridge Science Report, January 6.
Some medications lead to unnecessary weight gain in autistic children. The study found that the diabetes medication metformin hydrochloride may help fight weight gain and is reasonably tolerated by children.

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Thanks again for visiting our site and checking out our resources! We hope you find them to be useful in your home, classroom and daily life!

Warm Regards,

Angela Nelson


President, Stages Learning Materials