Incidental Teaching

Incidental teaching is an important part of learning for all children, including children with ASD. Incidental teaching allows you to take advantage of natural learning opportunities through things such as play, social skills and communication. At The Lighthouse...

Rigidity and Inflexibility at School

When one is cognitively flexible, a typical day of school may include transitioning with ease from topic to topic, subject to subject and emotion to emotion. Things such as having a supply teacher, moving to a different desk to work at and having lunch at a different...

Back to School in the Junior Room!

September has begun and it’s full speed ahead for the Junior Class! The first week of school has always been a very exciting time for us. With summer adventures ending and a new chapter for our students beginning, we are so incredibly excited to see what achievements...

Functional Communication

For all of human kind, communication is vital! Whether it is in a classroom, a personal relationship, on a professional sports team, or a working environment, the key to success will always be communicating effectively. For some people, functional communication comes...

The Year at a Glance

I cannot believe that there is just over a month of school left! I am so very proud of each and every student in my class. My class has had its ups and downs, like any other class, and I will talk about what has worked for my classroom and students. Classroom Set Up...

Get up and Get out! Taking Learning Outside.

When it comes to learning, the content of what we learn is usually emphasized. However, how and where we learn is equally important. As a teacher, I’m constantly looking for new ways to motivate my students to learn whether it’s including more hands-on activities,...