Working to Save Miu…

Miu is a vibrant, energetic eight year-old, who lives in my area of Saitama, Japan. Miu was diagnosed with restrictive cardiomyopathy, a heart condition, and is currently needing donations for a heart transplant planned to be taken place at Baylor College of Medicine Texas Children's Hospital. Alex and I saw her family and supporters at …

I Feel A Draft #2: Win at Rock, Paper, Scissors Every Time With This Brilliant Trick

How is your Rock Scissors Paper game? I play at work, but here in Japan, people play it daily for those tough life-altering decisions (who goes first, deciding sequence among friends, etc). I find myself on the losing end, but this trick helps (pre-schoolers are still inclined to cheat once they understand the game..be warned)!! …

Four ways to keep young learners engaged in your online classes

Speaking from personal experience, it is indeed a struggle to keep young learners focused in front of their PCs for any given number of minutes...especially when they are at home, with SO MANY distractions. From very energetic songs to greenscreens and puppets, it will keep you busy. It's especially difficult when they aren't really old …

How Can You Avoid Repetitive Behaviors in Autism?

Repetitive behavior is something that Alex does daily. More especially with numbers and phrases...almost to the point of getting angry if he thinks we don't hear him. We have tried, and still trying to break this cycle. It does get irritating and monotonous, but we never want to start tuning him out. He does show …