Category Archives: 12 years and up

Joshua Littman Who Has Aspergers, Interviews His Mother

If you want a peek into the mind of a 12 year-old child with Aspergers, listen to this spontaneous, precious interview where son Joshua, interviews his mother. Apparently he came upon a StoryCorps Booth ( the oral story project collecting … Continue reading

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Hanukkah, Autism and One Temple’s Response

Last week the New York Times ran an article about a very special group at Congregation Rodeph Sholom, a temple on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. One of their congregants, Nancy Crown, had tried several years before to find … Continue reading

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Language in Math, Science and Social Studies

I am constantly amazed at the role language learning plays across all academic subjects–math, science and social studies to name a few. I am working with a sixth grader who has language deficits (processing, word-finding, expressive language) and I am … Continue reading

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Getting Your Child to Talk About School

Recently, Heidi Stevens  , the Features Editor at the Chicago Tribune contacted me because she liked my article on “Nine Tips to Get Your Child to Talk About Her School Day,” and wanted to interview me for an article she … Continue reading

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Wear Your Bike Helmet!

I was listening to WCBS News Radio this week and Charles Grodin did a piece on when you are going to tell about something bad that happened, start with the punch line that everything turned out okay. So on that … Continue reading

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“Truth Be Told” Game Teaches Social Language

Truth be told,  there is only one honest player at a time in this zany game of pretend to know your friends. Designed for kids to adults, beginning at age 12, “Truth Be Told,”  is fun and insightful as players … Continue reading

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