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Surrounded By Mirrors

Wake up tired, wake up wired

Wake up sad,wake up happy

No matter as each day

I must always be tougher

 

Tens of souls, twenty eyes

Twenty ears, they hear all lies

See your grace, hear your cries

I’m an example for their lives

 

These angels know your walk

They copy even the way you talk

Such a responsibility

Such a privilege

 

I’m surrounded by mirrors

The kind with inquisitive brains

Mold them I must

As this ain’t no game

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Inspired by today’s Daily Prompt

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Just Another Day: Autism (Daily Prompt)

Our days are organized around numerous actions we repeat over and over. What is your favourite daily ritual?

 

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I spend a large amount of my time everyday with children and young people who have Autism Spectrum Conditions (ASC). Autism is characterized by individuals’ difference in social interactions and repetitive and stereotypes interests. Most people with ASC, particularly my students, prefer visual representations, especially visual timetables. Visual timetables help make each school day predictable for people with ASC. By looking at their timetables, each pupil would know what activity they need to do next, and how long it is until home-time!

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Putting up my each of my students’ visual timetables is the best daily ‘ritual’ that I have. I love starting the day by helping my students prepare for their day. ‘Timetable-time’ is also a great opportunity for me and my students to casually talk about what they did the night before, what they had for breakfast and what they would do after school. I also make sure that their mood is as positive as it could be by pointing out the exciting lessons and activities of each day.

I love this  ritual more than anything else.

Oh, have I mentioned that I love my job because of my students? Well, I do, and this seemingly simple morning routine is one of the ways that I can make their day better.

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In response to today’s Daily Prompt: Just Another Day

Other entries:

Parents are people too

Psychologist Mimi

Serendipity

Abozdar

The verbal hedge

Prairie views

Kate Murray

Juimkul

 

Autism Hangout: Challenging Behaviour

Last Sunday, Kevin Healey, Sean Flanagan and I discussed challenging behaviours that people with Autism may exhibit. This hangout was quite a short one due to technical difficulties and to the fact that there were only 3 panel members.

 

Cyberbully (2011 Movie)

This week is anti-bullying week in the UK and I want to share the things that I have read, watched and heard about how to fight against bullies. Also, I want to share how bullying affects everyone. Today, I’m posting a link to the film Cyberbully made in 2011.

Dr. Dan Olweus and the Olweus Bullying Prevention Programme

This week is anti-bullying week in the UK and I want to share the things that I have read, watched and heard about how to fight against bullies. Also, I want to share how bullying affects everyone. In the video below, Dr. Dan Olweus explains what bullying is and  why it is important to stop it.

In the next video, children explain their experiences with bullying and how the Olweus Programme helped their school stop bullying.

To This Day (Anti-Bullying Poem)

This week is anti-bullying week in the UK and I want to share the things that I have read, watched and heard about how to fight against bullies. Also, I want to share how bullying affects everyone.

How Cognitive Theories Can Help Us Understand Autism- Uta Frith