Entries by Rachel Nitekman

5 Possible Autism Red Flags for Preschoolers

Autism spectrum disorder is a diagnosis that affects each child differently. Symptoms can range from mild to severe, and common ones include: · Problems with social interactions · Difficulties with communication · Repetitive/stereotypical behavior Our Family Child Advocates developed a list of five possible autism red flags for preschoolers. While this is not an all-inclusive […]

7 Tips for Working on Social Skills During School

School days can be a perfect opportunity for children to work on social skills. Children are surrounded by their peers throughout the day and there are endless opportunities for interaction. Here are some opportunities to promote social skills throughout the school day: During circle time, snack time and lunch time, have the child sit next […]

Preparing a Teacher to Work With Your Child With Autism

Beginning a new school year with any child can be harrowing for parents! You may wonder, “Will my child get the support that he needs?” or “How will I communicate with her teacher?” and “What can I do as a parent to reinforce what is happening in the classroom?” These questions and worries can be even […]