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Team member Troy Shaw:

"We have a similar reaction when the children come to us for the first time with their 4 to 1 support! Trust is a big thing for these kids."

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Team member Troy Shaw:

"Fire! And cooking always go down well.

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Team member Jen Tatham:

River dipping: "You give each child a creature identification sheet and a net and tray. The children go into the river with the net and collect stuff from the river bed. They then tip it in the tray and use the sheet to identify the creatures. They do a little feet shuffling, bottom wiggling dance to disturb the river bed! They then of course tip it back!"

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Team member Jen Tatham:

Animal homes/den building, blindfold/sensory trail, river dipping, Andy Goldsworthy environmental art
www.bbc.com/education/clips/zh4wmp3

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www.google.com/search?q=andy+goldsworthy...igB&biw=1202&bih=866

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Inspiration for Writing Lessons Using Movement Method' in the forum. 05/14/2018

You can explain the difference between informal to gradually to formal writing, and when it becomes more formal, it needs to be accurate in form and good content. Maybe you can challenge them by actually 'publishing' their work. Explain reporters always have an editor to check their work. Then give each of them a copy of the work of another student and ask them to move around outside where you have put up stations for the different areas of writing.
You can also make funny suggestions for movement to move from one station to another.
At the end you can ask them to improve their work with the notes of the editors. Give the editors fun colors to add their suggestions and add ons.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Inspiration for Writing Lessons Using Movement Method' in the forum. 05/14/2018

Jen Tatham:
The children come into school in the morning to find...a space rocket that has crash landed at school and a mysterious trail of footprints or the classroom trashed and lots of clues left to who might be responsible. Whatever Wow factor is, it is linked to the story with high quality text that we will base our learning around 4-6 weeks. We then spend this time immersing in the story language, the punctuation, grammar, etc. We story map and make actions to sequence events. Use MM activities like treasure hunts, games, drama, costumes etc. We have child friendly targets that we create with the children success criteria to a piece of written work linked to different, relevant writing genres. These are then used for gold, silver, and bronze challenges that the children challenge themselves against...they all want to achieve gold!

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Retention of Sound Blends' in the forum. 04/18/2018

Great question and we hope many of our experts in the field will chime in:
Just like with math facts, the trampoline is a great option. I know one educator who has small exercise trampolines in her classroom and allows students to practice sound blends with whiteboards facing each other making it like a partner game.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Reading Fluency Challenge' in the forum. 04/04/2018

We have had an autistic child who increased his fluency score by reading to a fish. He did not enjoy or see the purpose of reading to the teacher, but he loved reading to the fish- we placed a recording device beside the fishbowl and got his scores that way.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Scary Public Restrooms' in the forum. 03/28/2018

We have had children before that were scared of the echo a lot of public bathrooms have and the noise blow dryers. One way we had success was letting the child listen to music on headphones while they used the restroom(it also works for the dentist office).

Another older child learned about bacteria in school and was scared of all the illnesses he might catch. We gave him some wipes and he got to wipe down everything he believed might have 'bugs' and he was much happier.

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Scary Public Restrooms' in the forum. 03/28/2018

Have you figured out what might be bothering the child? Is the child verbal?

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NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Improving Conversational Speech with Peers and Educators' in the forum. 03/28/2018

This is a great questions, and we hope many people will chime in with the wealth of experience we have in this group. We have seen great success with rule based games. One example is Freeze Tag. When playing, students can start by adding some creative rules like: You can only 'unfreeze' a person when they say an animal...this can gradually get more challenging and encourages communication between peers.

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NTLS Team created a new topic ' Perfectionism in student' in the forum. 03/28/2018

5th grade student with autism:
G. gets extremely upset with his own mistakes and other's.
He is not able to get over it or move forward. He shows extreme anger and obsession- suggestions?

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Vicky and 10 others have joined the group Horse Boy Method Success Stories 03/12/2018
NTLS Team replied to the topic 'Where/how do I get started?' in the forum. 03/07/2018

This is a very common question and the more detail we have the better we can help of course. But here a few ways to get started that work for almost any situation.

  1. The more you know, the better educated you are the easier it will be for you to spot what methods work and what not. So start with reading everything you can find. Start with our Science of Learning: ntls.co/the-science-of-learning ; then go on and read everything in our other sections. Especially the Home Schooling ntls.co/home-schooling and Behavioral Therapies Sections ntls.co/behavioral-therapies ; if you are a teacher also check out the Movement Method section ntls.co/movement-method and if you have a background in horses also check the Equine Therapy section ntls.co/equine-therapy <br/> after that move on to our research section and the blog which both have a lot of information on helping your child.
  2. If you like what you saw, we and you are looking to help your children with behavioral issues or life skills, join us and become a Silver Member ntls.co/Join-Us to learn more in our Behavioral Modules ntls.co/courses/behavioral-modules . Also become a Silver Member if you are more looking for improving academical skills but then check out our Lesson Plans ntls.co/courses/lesson-plans .
  3. We also strongly suggest you check out our Movement Method 1 & 2 Online Certification course as that will give you a lot of information how to work with your children, how to know if a person working with your child is right for your child, and more. You can find the course here: ntls.co/movement-method/movement-method-...ication-course-final
  4. Once you have taken the course we can talk in more detail on what next steps to take. This could be going for an intensive family week to one of our Practitioners or Mentors, it could be that you would like for one of our trainers to come to you and train people that are working with your child or it could be that we can just guide you into the right direction through advice here in the forum or via email. All that depends on your personal situation.

The most important thing is that you continue with what you have done! Ask for help and ask as many questions until you feel you know what you do and why and what your roadmap for your children and family is!

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