Parents of an Austistic Child

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  1. ellen_a

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    TouchMath is a wonderful program when used well--it is VERY easy to create a prompt-dependent child with it though, so make sure you stay aware of abilities and know when to transition to more complex skills. :D
     
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    [I NEVER quit "harping" at my parents until I get results. Don't give up.]

    Grammy Teacher, I like you!
    And you're right. One gift that age has given me is that I feel a certain freedom to tell parents what needs to be done at home. And they listen.
    When I was a younger teacher I wanted everyone to like me and felt like it wasn't my place to give advice. Well, friends, we are the experts on children. Who better to give advice?
     
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    Crystal,

    Thanks for the math idea, Touch Math. I have heard about it but haven't looked into it as I also had been told about prompt dependency....math sure is a tricky one! We have been using his pocket chart a lot lately as well as worksheets, flashcards, pennies/bears/bingo chips/beans as counters. He is starting to get it though! Thanks again :angel:

    Dana
     
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    I really like touch math... if you use the program as it's designed, the prompts (visual touchpoints) ARE faded as you advance... I find myself actually USING the touchpoints NOW when I have to add a column of numbers. ;)
     

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