Category: Social

2 aces from a deck of playing cards

Perfect Pairings?

If you were asked to describe your relationships how would you respond? Would you say they are Healthy? Challenging? Complicated? Fair weathered? or Distant? When we think of our relationships, we tend to consider friends or family. Rarely, do we stop to evaluate our “relationships” with our service providers or para-professionals that interact with us …

sign saying no to bullies

Bullying

Bullying is a prevalent topic; more so these days considering that children are constantly being physically and or verbally harassed at school. “The estimated rates of bullying and victimization worldwide vary from 5 to 38% for girls and from 6 to 41% for boys (Due et al. 2005).” This can be considerably problematic when children …

sport paraphanalia like footbal,bat,soccor ball, boxing gloves

Sports and Special Needs

Participating in sports is beneficial for children all ages and all levels of abilities.   Not only does it provide an opportunity for socialization, it teaches team building skills and gives children the opportunity to preform and shine for their fans!  Kids may protest going to practice, putting on the tight or itchy uniforms, standing in …

The Importance of Social Skills

Social skills have become a popular topic in the Autism world.  Many parents find themselves wondering how important are social skills in my child’s life?  Social skills “are those behaviors which within a given situation predict important social outcomes” (J. Krempa, K. Mckinnon, 2002).  They are the rules and expectations of society and everyday life …