“How can we focus on teaching our child communication and social skills when she does not even know how to read and write properly?” is a common question asked by parents. While it is important to address a child’s academic difficulties, it is equally, if not more, important to deal with children’s difficulties in social situations. Social skills are required for successful interpersonal relationships and they can have a huge impact on a child’s overall self-esteem. Children with academic difficulties are often plagued by feelings of inadequacy. This, in turn, may make them diffident about social interactions. A lack of self confidence often leads to faulty interactions with peers, ending in rejection. Continue reading “We are Social Beings!”
The authors of ‘Teaching Young Children with ADHD’ could not have phrased it better when they wrote, “No job is more satisfying than teaching children: however, no job in educating is more demanding or stressful than is teaching.” Continue reading “Stress Busters”
Contrary to common perception, it is relatively economical to set up a resource room in a school. While the school has to bear the cost of paying a special educator’s salary, the remaining expenses involve a one-time investment. So what does a school need to do to set up a resource room?