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Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

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    #46
    Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

    Originally posted by tanya View Post
    Oh man. Cheryl did her part years ago. This is on my plate now, but I put it behind SC3. I will try to get to this project soon!

    Tanya
    Putting it behind SC3 was clearly the right decision! There are only so many hours in a day.
    Susan

    2019-2020
    A (11) - R&S math 4, Mash up of MP 2/3 & SC 4
    C (10) - R&S math 3, Mash up of MP 2/3 & SC 4
    G (6) - Simply Classical C

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      #47
      Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

      Just an idea for those of you who need something sooner than later. I'm having a lot of fun using the first grade read alouds alongside the first grade enrichment -- but I only use the discussion questions in the enrichment manual as an aside; instead I rewrite the discussion/comprehension questions going page by page through each read aloud and and drawing out situations, pictures, and circumstances from the books that lend to teaching emotions, scripted etiquette, appropriate social responses, relationship skills, and empathy. I do also use some comprehension questions, but I re-write/re-phrase those as well. I use the social studies portion of enrichment pretty much as-is, but I do deviate a bit to make certain concepts more skill-based and appropriate to my boys' needs for more "elementary syntax" (receptive language delays means they need me to use fewer words than the enrichment manual calls for). When I think inference will be an issue, I pare down greatly on the word usage, and instead of asking them what they think certain vocabulary words mean, I tell them, in the context of a related discussion or comprehension question.

      It's pretty easy to do, if you have the literature books and enrichment manual on hand. Time-consuming, but worth it. I wanted to wait for the special curriculum to come out, too, but social skills are something both of my boys needed to work on asap.
      For various reasons, the enrichment portions of the SC-specific manuals didn't work for us -- but this does.

      Hope that helps somebody!

      - Aimee

      Mom of three exceptional kiddos: DD15, dyslexia; DS8, autism and other medical special needs; DS5, autism and language delay

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        #48
        Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

        I'm planning on using grade 1 enrichment this next year anyways and this is a great idea. Do you have any of this written up that you can share?

        Thanks
        Married to DH for 14 years. Living the rural life in the Colorado mountains

        DS11- Simply Classical 5/6
        DD9- Simply Classical 5/6 (neurotypical, but schooling with big brother to save mom's sanity)
        DD 6- Classic Core First Grade

        We've completed:
        Classic Core Jr. kindergarten, kindergarten, first grade, and second grade.
        Simply Classical levels B, C, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

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          #49
          Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

          Originally posted by Colomama View Post
          I'm planning on using grade 1 enrichment this next year anyways and this is a great idea. Do you have any of this written up that you can share?

          Thanks
          I should be done with them over the next month or two. If you send me your e-mail address, I can send you each as I finish. I'm working on Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile right now. I'm writing them as the books come in (ordered from Abebooks, which means they are coming from EVERYWHERE, lol). Trying to turn actual discussion into a written format that is easier to follow than my previous method of flying-by-the-seat-of-my-pants. Fun times :P
          Last edited by AimeeM; 06-10-2017, 07:14 PM.

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            #50
            Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

            Just a quick note on the posts before Aimee's:

            In Tanya's defense, the multi-level outline and first full level were submitted only months ago, not years, and Susan is right: SC 3 needed to come first!

            The entire SC Manners, Health, & Social Skills program is outlined and awaiting approval. After approval and formatting, the various levels could appear before too long.

            Each is 14 weeks, similar to FSR E, so each could be taught over a summer or alongside your regular MP or SC school year.

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              #51
              Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

              We will buy it for sure! This sounds great!

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                #52
                Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

                Any updates on expected release dates? I just ordered a few of Cheryl's recommended books on Amazon. Thanks!

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                  #53
                  Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

                  I hope to get to this the week after the conference. Until then, we are in conference mode!

                  Tanya

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                    #54
                    Re: Teaching emotions and empathy to a child on the autism spectrun

                    True to her word, Tanya has already sent the first level to formatting!

                    Now we need a title. I will start a new thread for this, as this one has become quite long!

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