More Than Words: The power of teaching non verbal communication

One of my absolute favorite set of activities we do with the kids at Mission Cognition Social Skills Development CenterĀ is related to non verbal communication. In the office, we call these our “No Words” days. On these days, staff are not allowed to communicate using words. They must rely solely on gestures, expressions, eye gaze,…

Go with the flow! Teaching Flexibility

Ever interact with anyone who has the “my way or no way” view on life? It’s tough, isn’t it! As typical adults, I am sure we can all think of at least 1 friendships over the years that may have not ended well due to overly rigid behavior or perhaps a school or work project…

Teaching Emotions: Why and How?

  If you work with children with autism and related disabilities, I am pretty confident that at some point, you have shown a learner a picture and asked, “How are they feeling?” Good goal, right? Well, that depends…what’s the point of this activity? Often times when we ask that question, we are met with a…

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