Homework for children with Asperger's

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Homework for children with Asperger's

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For a child that has Asperger’s, schoolwork and homework can be a little bit of a different situation, a different scenario than what you have with – quote on quote – normal children. Only in that I think it’s really important – and I say I think, because I’m not a doctor, just a mom – but for us understanding how my daughter learned was really important. And children with Asperger’s process information differently. For example, my daughter would thrive and did really well if a teacher did a problem in front of her, did something on the board, or worked through it with her. She got it instantly. But if she had to read something in a book and process it in her own brain, it was harder for her. So knowing that she learned visually as opposed to orally was, or even reading, a very key component to her success in the classroom. And we got her a tutor who actually works with special needs kids, sometimes she’s also with regular tutor, but she’s really good at working with what my daughter needs and giving her what she needs when she does her homework, so she can take those tools to the classroom and feel confident.

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Sarah Maizes is an author, freelance writer, comedian and founder of MommyLITEonline.com, a parenting humor site. She is the author of several humor books including, Got Milf? The Modern Mom’s Guide to Feeling Fabulous, Looking Great and Rocking a Minivan; and three books for children; On My Way To The Bath, On My Way to Bed and the third book in the series On My Way to School to be published in 2014.Her work has been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Babytalk, on MSNBC.com, E! Television’s “Fashion Police,” and on DailyCandyKids.com.She is a regular contributor to TODAY.com, The Huffington Post, and CBS/LosAngeles.com’s “Best of LA.”  Her work has also been featured on Glamour.com, MarieClaire.com, ParentsConnect.com, Momtourage.com, TheWellMom.com and Autisable.com – a website for parents dealing with Autism.She has appeared on The Today Show, KTLA, CNN Headline News with Brad Pomerance, NPR's "What Would Rob Do?,"ABC News Now’s “Moms Get Real with Ju Ju Chang,” and is a regular contributor to NPR’s “Tell Me More with Michel Martin,” and “HuffingtonPostLIVE” - but  is most celebrated for her ability to scale tiny jungle gyms, pack a lunch in under a minute, and park her full-size minivan in a compact space.     

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