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Awe-tism Conference Notes

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On September 24, 2017
Awe-tism adapted from conference notes, Dr Wenn Lawson and Greg Mitchell Most neurologically typical students (learn by noting and then modelling others which requires an ability to shift attention and marry or align one’s interests with that of others. This is not how Autistic Spectrum Disorder ASD children learn. Technology in recent years has provided […]
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Conference Notes

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On September 24, 2017
I recently attended a two day conference in Melbourne called “Teaching and Supporting Students with Special Needs” It was a full-on but illuminating conference with a wide range of guest speakers who provided evidence based information. I have included excerpts from two of the practical workshops I attended. Strategies for Supporting students with low working […]
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Being a Team Player

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On September 24, 2017
Often our culture puts the spotlight on individual effort rather than teamwork. But encouraging your kids to to play a team spot might be the best thing you do for their growth as a human being. While there may be bumps on the road there are ways to help them understand the importance of team […]
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Visual Brain Teasers

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On June 28, 2017
The brain has two hemispheres, each divided into four lobes. Each lobe is responsible for different functions. For instance the frontal cortex (in blue below) is responsible for decision making and planning; the temporal lobe (in green) for language and memory; and the parietal lobe (in yellow) for spatial skills. The occipital lobe (in red) […]
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Is your child, lazy, bored or something more?

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On June 28, 2017
Is your child, lazy, bored or something more? Many parents are quick to label their child as “lazy” because the child does not want to do homework, play with friends, or engage in extracurricular activities. Such children may also avoid or procrastinate or complain of being bored Sometimes kids are so full during term time […]
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Free Online Tools to Help With Reading

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On June 28, 2017
Free Online Tools to Help With Reading Assistive technology like text-to-speech can be found for free online. Have a look below for some great resources. NaturalReader: . Kids can paste text or import documents into the tool, press ‘play’ and then listen and read along as the text is read aloud. They can choose different […]
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Some great NZ Web resources for Math & Science study.

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On May 29, 2017
http://www.nobraintoosmall.co.nz/ http://www.studyit.org.nz/ find out what you need to know http://www.studyit.org.nz/ https://nzmaths.co.nz/ https://www.sciencelearn.org.nz/ http://www.sciencejournalforkids.org/?gclid=CPyWtafck9QCFZkHKgod9GoP0g http://www.kidsites.com/sites-edu/math.htm
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Overpraising children, selfesteem and mindsets

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On May 29, 2017
The act of overpraising children coupled with self-esteem fixed or growth mindsets have been hot topics for quite some time. Below are some considered excerpts from various publications in the form of bullet points for ease of reading. It certainly provides food for thought Many argue that kids today are rewarded not for their achievements […]
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Teenagers!

  • Posted by Marie Kelly
  • On September 20, 2016
  • auckland, blog, kidz therapy, new zealand, parenting, teenagers, therapy
Teenagers Dr Amrit Kaur   Teenagers are hard!  It’s often so clear to parents how much they don’t know, and how massive their potential is for messing up important life changing choices. Who they spend time with, how much they study, what course they do in university and what drugs they decide to experiment with: […]
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