Monday, June 7, 2010

Welcome Social Skills Camp People!

Oh, the Places You'll Go! (Classic Seuss)

This morning my son started 
social skills camp, so his counselor 
took him away and the learning 

For me, that is. I have no idea 
what he was doing.
But I had the opportunity 
to talk with other parents 
and find out a little of what 
their kids read and don't.
I hope some of  
you will share your insights 

Green Eggs and Ham (I Can Read It All by Myself Beginner Books)

Not surprisingly, one mom mentioning
moving beyond Seuss. The patterns
and rhymes that make Seuss such
a good early choice can also turn
the books into a stim (my son
sometimes stands and flips 
through picture books).

Shark vs. Train Germs Are Not for Sharing (Ages 4-7) (Best Behavior Series)

Another mother whose boy
has an Asperger's diagnosis
mentioned two reading needs-
getting him to read outside
his interest (sharks) and
having him read for 
social habits.

Both books I have 
imaged here are probably
too elementary for him.
But finding books that
appeal yet move beyond
core interests could work.

Although I know the
fixations of a child
with Asperger's can
be extremely challenging,
I've read of that 
obsession as sometimes
working as a starting
point. Can anyone
comment on that point?

And does anyone know 
of shark-related stories
(The Shark who Brushed
his Teeth Really Well)?

-Spectrum Mom

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