Check out these three very important Child Development Checklists Development list of self-service and organizational skills (pdf) List of gross motor skills (pdf) List of social and game skill (pdf)
Scoliosis is a sideways curve of the back, which appears as one curve in the shape of a C or as two successive curves in the shape of a S. Scoliosis usually appears in the thoracic region of the spine or in the thoracic-lumbar region or, more rarely, purely in the lumbar region. Scoliosis can [...]
Kyphosis refers to the abnormally excessive (over 40 degrees) convex curvature of the spine as it occurs in the thoracic region. In Teenage Kyphosis you can observe: • A rounded back (hunchback) • Slouching posture with shoulders forward and internally rotated • Frontal projection of the head • Often, increased lordosis in the back Teenage [...]
Social stories aim at familiarizing listeners with some social situation, some event, pleasant or unpleasant, through information that they manage in an exact and structured way.
Illustrative method The Illustrative method helps children with learning difficulties, regardless of their age and mental potential. Through illustrations, memorization of spelling is much easier because pictures replace letters. It is an original method to which the student responds to happily and with success. Multisensory approach The multisensory approach is a complete intervention programme that [...]
Touch and Say is a method created by Jill Hicks. It is a method that uses a system of hand gestures, where each one represents a phoneme. The representation of a phoneme reinforces memory and also improves the speed of information processing. It has very good results in pre-school and school ages.
Oral Placement Therapy is a new term introduced by Sara Rosenfeld Johnson in 2009. It is about the combination of therapeutic techniques. This approach-method uses touch, movement and tools that help the child to develop and succeed in producing sounds of actual speech.
Verbal Behavior is a method based on Skinner’s theory of functional analysis of language. In other words, language can be grouped in smaller groups where each one has a different function. This method aims at reinforcing the child’s motive to develop a connection between the word and its meaning.
A.B.A or else Applied Behavioral Analysis is an intensive and structured behavioral programme of early intervention, concerning mainly children in the autism spectrum with spectacular results. It is based on the basic principles of behaviorism. The intervention can be done at first on an individual level with the therapist and at a later time in [...]
TEACCH or else Treatment and Education of Autistic and related Communication Handicapped Children is an educational approach for children in the autism spectrum. Its basic components are the organization of the environment, the daily programme, the system of individual work and the visual presentation of activities.