One of the most important ways we can help students be successful is to think ahead and try to anticipate what they are going to need to do or understand to be able to handle a new activity without difficulty. Here’s what one mom discovered.
“I attended your seminar last week. I found it very helpful. Last night my son had his first Little Leaguegame (our city has a league specifically for challenged kids) and it didn’t take me long to realize that I had not done a good job in preparing him.
I went home and went to work on a social story complete with pictures we had just taken at the game. I remembered you saying visual strategies didn’t have to be complicated — just try one.
This morning at the breakfast table I showed him the story “Tommy plays baseball” and he was thrilled. We talked about every aspect including how to recognize his team members and coaches by the color of their shirt. He can’t wait to try again on Saturday.
The whole thing took a short time and will hopefully make the experience better for everyone.
Thanks for conducting such a practical seminar. You took something that had seemed daunting in the past and turned it into a reality for our family.” — Patty (Mom)