Thursday, August 18, 2011

Learning Tools & Ideas #2

Agenesis Corpus Callosum
Parent Teaching Tip:

Parent of 6-year-old child with ACC and hydrocephalus, says:

"When our son was non-verbal we used the Signing Time
videos to teach him sign language. He was already
infatuated with music so the videos held his attention."

Note: check your local library to borrow Signing Time videos.

"We also used the multi colored foam letters and numbers as
a bath tub toy. By the time he started Pre-Kindergarten, he
could count to 20 and knew all of his letters and colors."

Re: Little Tikes Bath Letters and Numbers

Please be advised that testing in 2008 by shows that they are toxic and contain high levels of mercury.

Thank you very much to the parent of the 6-year-old child
for your great ideas!

I have to say that I also use Signing Time videos with my
child, Matthew, who has ACC, and we love them! I borrowed two of the Baby Signing Time videos from the library so I could try them with Matthew. He really liked them. Then I borrowed several of the "Signing Time" videos. We liked them so much that we purchased some of his favorites!

Signing Time - read my personal blog post review

Other Sign Language resources
(we also use) are:

Baby Einstein My First Signs-See and Sign with Baby

Baby See 'N Sign (Volumes I and II)

My Smart Hands

The bath letters and numbers, the parent mentioned,
provides visual and (hands-on-touching) sensory input
for a child, allowing a multi-sensory learning experience.

Many kids with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum learn
best through the use of multi-sensory teaching methods.
In other words, when they are learning something they
benefit from receiving input to 2 or more of their 5
senses: (See, Hear, Taste, Smell and Touch)

Thank you so much to the parent of a 6 year old child with ACC for your great ideas!

Have a learning tool that YOU want to share on the ACC blog?

Tell me all about it. I'd love to hear from you and so
would a lot of other people, too, who will be able to
see and read all about the learning tools and ideas
that you use with your child who has Agenesis of the
Corpus Callosum.

It is my hope that this section will become an expansive
collection of numerous learning tools (for families to
browse, see and read about) that will offer a variety of
new and inspiring ideas to help their young child, teenager
or grown child in many different areas--from academics, to
fine motor/large motor skills, to sensory issues, to
potty training--and anything else that comes to mind.

Do you have something that you would like to add?

Note: this new topic was inspired by Amanda, the mom of a child with ACC, at Blogging for Beau, where she shares some excellent ideas and fun "Learning Tools".

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