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How to train kids for doing independent structured materials

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Dear friends,
In this video I am showing how we can create a structured file for teaching the kids independent work skills.If we are building independent work skills from childhood ,it will be easy for the child to write exams and to complete tasks during vocational training.Earlier I posted a video about how we can arrange a structured class room and how Addu is doing independent work time. Then parents were asking me about how to train kids to reach this level.So in this video I am showing how we can teach the child to perform independent activities.
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Smrithy and Addu YOUTUBE.COM How to train kids for doing independent structured materials In this video I am showing how we can create a structured material for independent activities…

Recognition from Lions Club, Bangalore

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Teaching Yes and No concepts using Avaz

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In this video I am showing how I am training Advaith to answer 'Yes' or 'No' questions using an app called Avaz. I started with common objects,then things used at home ,body parts and different concepts that he already mastered and then according to daily life situations. I tried this method with children who are verbal but echolalia was present and was not able to answer 'Yes' or 'No' questions.This method is helping both verbal and non verbal kids to use 'Yes' or 'No' meaningfully.I am sharing this video for fellow parents.
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Smrithy and Addu

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Role of a Parent as a Co-Therapist in Autism Intervention

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I am Smrithy. On completion of Post Graduation in Mathematics, I started working as a lecturer. After marriage, I shifted to Bangalore with my husband and was enjoying my life as a house wife. We are blessed with two children, Adhithya who is 12 years old and studying in Class VII and Advaith, who is diagnosed with Autism. When my son was diagnosed with Autism, I decided to do a course in Special Education in Autism and now work as a Special Educator to assist other families and children with Autism. I am the Special Educator, Speech Therapist, Occupational Therapist and Sports Instructor, for my son. I created a Blog and a YouTube channel for helping other kids and families, where I upload videos depicting how I teach reading, writing, typing, arts and sports activities like cycling, swimming, roller-skating, badminton, scooter board and basketball. I have already uploaded over a hundred videos on my channel and I ensure that they are done step-by-step, for ease of under…

English WorkSheets

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Dear Friends,
In this video I am showing a structured file to teach the formation of simple sentences by filling the blanks.If the child has difficulties in writing we can make materials like this for training them.Initially I was doing activities in the clicker sentences app and then other worksheets in word(using mouse skills) and then made this file to generalize the concepts.I am sharing this video to other fellow parents.
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Addu and Smrithy YOUTUBE.COM English worksheets Formation of simple sentences using is, are, am, in and under. For children who are not able to write, we can create file folders like this to teach them con...

Picture to word matching using Avaz

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In this video I am showing how I am training Addu to word level in Avaz. Avaz is his communication tool and he is communicating using pictures with words in Avaz. At present he can communicate for his needs, he can initiate interactions, he can express his feelings and can ask for medicines, he can introduce himself,can send greetings to friends and relatives, he can order food from restuarents etc. Now I am training him for words level. I taught him words to pictures matching using structured files, in worksheets during computer skill training programs etc. He is not a rote learner and so he doesn't know spellings. He is associating words using phonics. Now I am introducing words without pictures in Avaz. One folder I created with words and practicing. I started doing dictations too with Avaz keyboard. Like this he is moving to the next level and so he can generalise it. In the picture level his communication skills are very good and that's why I am moving to the…

How I changed noncompliant behaviours in my son

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How I changed noncompliant behaviours in my son

Advaith was diagnosed with ADHD, Autism and SPD. He was rejected by most famous early intervention centres because of his noncompliant behaviour and hyperactivity. He would cry loudly to escape from activities, was very restless and displayed severe sensory processing dysfunctions. From there I started my journey with my dear Addu.
I met some experienced therapists and started working with him as a co-therapist. They explained to me that most of these kids have a high a level of anxiety and a structured environment will help them calm down. Dr. Preeja suggested that we enrol him into Bubbles Centre for Autism, where they follow a structured teaching method. Sarbani ma’am and her team welcomed Addu to Bubbles. He continued his screaming, crying and noncompliance. I then decided to pursue a Special Education course and did my practicals at Bubbles. At that time, I was learning about structured teaching method and how it helps kids to reduc…