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Why Social Skills Development is Vital for Autistic Children’s Kindergarten Success

The start of Kindergarten is an exciting and crucial time for every child, but it can be especially anxiety-provoking and demanding for those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). For these children in particular, specialized preparation during early childhood to build effective social skills is critical so that they can make the most of the academic opportunities offered. Developing healthy social communication through education, practice, play-based activities, and parent involvement will help lay a strong foundation allowing your autistic child to cover more ground socially while feeling supported both at home and in school.

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Challenges of Teaching Kindergarten Boys

They say boys are made of snips and snails and puppy dog’s tails, an old idiom reflected in the daily life and trials of educating young boys. While female counterparts are usually calm and organized, boys tend to push boundaries and get dirty, always striving for the next adventure no matter their environment. This can create problems in the classroom, especially once timetables become the norm.