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So What Does Asperger’s Look Like?

On at least two occasions lately, I have been in conversations at church with people who think they may know someone with Asperger’s Disorder.  If that term isn’t familiar to you, Asperger’s is one of the five areas that make up Pervasive Developmental Disorders or PDD.  The five areas within PDD are: Asperger’s, Rhett’s, Autism, …

Parent Communication

In any good relationship or work environment, communication is key!  When a child is in school, there are usually at least two parent/teacher conferences held yearly, not to mention monthly PTA meetings, weekly school news letters, and a host of other things to communicate with parents.  Why do schools push so hard to keep parents …

What Are We Doing Here?

Is teaching Bible class really a big deal?  Am I really making a difference in the church by teaching these rowdy seven year olds?  The answers are “Yes and Yes”.  It is a big deal and I am making a difference.   Of course, God has first given the responsibility of teaching children to the …

Memory Work

Anyone over the age of thirty knows that it was much easier to memorize information when we were children.  Is it because their little brains are developing so quickly and soaking up everything?  Is it because they have much less to think about than we do as adults?  Is it because I have an aging …

Learning Styles-Hands On

So far, I’ve written about the visual and auditory learner in your Bible class, but what about the third type learner?  This is the child that learns through hands-on or in a kinesthetic way.  Most school age children excel through kinesthetic means: touching, feeling, experiencing the material at hand. “Children enter kindergarten as kinesthetic and …