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Journal pages include:
- Reading Time - use library books to complete these pages. The child can draw or write what he's learned from his book.
- Spelling Time - use their books and go on a word hunt.
- Screen Time - watch a YouTube Tutorial, documentary, or educational program and complete the page.
- Math Practice - practice math problems or design something.
- World News Today (current events) - talk with your child about current events and fill in the page.
- Copywork - copy a paragraph from one of their books!
- Thinking Time - complete fun logic puzzles.
- Letter Doodles - practice using their colored pencils and draw amazing letters!
- Start Your Day! - the child will copy a verse or quote, their plans, and a short To-Do List
- Object Lessons - your child will look at a picture and write four things they observe about it.
- Facial Expression pages - study different face expressions and circle the ones that match your child's mood for that day.
- Nature Study - draw a realistic picture of something they see in nature.
- Eye Contact - Coloring Pages (NEW) - your child will study eyes and color them.
- Draw a Meal Plan - the student draws what they had for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and dessert. You can get creative with this page and have them draw what a lama would eat or if studying WWII what did the soldiers meal plan look like.
- Bonus Pages! Inventor's Math Games - these are taken from the first chapter of Are You a Math Genius? math book.
As you can see, your child will be learning in so many different ways! And as always, everything is written in the dyslexic font. The words have a heavy bottom which helps them from "moving" on the page and/or the child knows which part of the letter is down.This is very important when a child sees a b, d, or p, because to them they are the same.
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With Lance, he will look at me but it's scary to him. In his own words, "It's freaky", I thought that was sad when he told me that. My baby looks into my eyes and it's freaky to him.
The therapy that Sarah added to The Asperger's Syndrome Journal is Eye Contact - Coloring Therapy pages. What Sarah the Author has discovered from her own experience (she has Asperger's Syndrome) is learning to make eye contact is huge with helping other Aspie social skills.
One way she did this was by studying the faces in magazines. She became fascinated with the eyes and obsessed with drawing them. In time it wasn't so "freaky" anymore.
The Asperger's Syndrome Journal has your child color the eyes of animals and people. Starting with Animals like a Lama, a cute cow, or Cheeta. I think this is a gentle way for an Aspie child to study eyes.
The Object Lessons pages along with the Eye Contact pages is what sets the Asperger's Syndrome journal apart from the others. Everyday (if using daily) your child will study a picture of an object. Some objects are familiar . . .
How we've been using the our journals: When we first started using The Thinking Tree Journals I had the kids choose 6-9 books. I helped choose four and the kids chose another four but 8 books was a bit overwhelming. Now we've cut back to 4 books. Four has worked out much better for us.
You can use The Thinking Tree journals daily, once a week (maybe as Fun Friday), or have them on hand for rainy days, although with this journal, I'd recommend using it daily because of the specialness of it with having the therapy pages.
The journals are super flexible so if 8 books work fine, perfect, no need to change that. To read more of how we've been using The Thinking Tree journals, click here, enjoy!
I have also organized many of the journals HERE. You can purchase this journal through Amazon or directly from The Thinking Tree for a pdf version!