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ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 4

The last week of camp has been SUPERB! Our theme this week was Story telling so the first thing we did was make story books - we had stories about trains, spiders, the titanic and superheroes! We also spent a lot of time in the art room doing tye dye t-shirts, making photo frames and [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:37+02:00August 14th, 2015|ASK Programme, Camp photos|Comments Off on ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 4

ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 3

Week 3 is over and what a fun week it has been! We've all been very busy at camp in tons of different activities. The social skills group have watched a few bits of the new Pixar movie 'Inside Out' which featured all different emotions inside a 12 year old girls head- Joy, Disgust, Sadness, [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:37+02:00August 14th, 2015|ASK Programme, Camp photos|Comments Off on ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 3

ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 2

The theme for week 2 was 'SUPER SCIENCE'. We made a lot of cool experiments and even exploded a volcano. The social skills group did a lot of social thinking this week. Their classes started with reading a book about a social topic such as making a group plan, thinking thoughts, and feeling feelings. They [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:39+02:00August 4th, 2015|ASK Programme, Camp photos|Comments Off on ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 2

ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 1

The Social Group having fun dressing up! Summer camp has started with a bang, or should I say Boom! Our theme this week is Pirates which has been focused on in the friendship group, social skills group, study and art. You will be treated at the end of the week to a lot [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00August 4th, 2015|ASK Programme, Camp photos|Comments Off on ASK Summer Camp 2015 – Week 1

Ecolint Nations Kermesse – Saturday 6 June 2015

ASK-All Special Kids was delighted to follow its well-established tradition of manning the table football stand and hosting an ASK information stand at Saturday's Ecolint Kermesse. Under the shade of the gazebo, the children had a whale of a time trying to vanquish their siblings or parents, and our resident Premier League table football expert, Siria, was always on hand to [...]

2019-01-16T09:54:04+02:00June 14th, 2015|Event|Comments Off on Ecolint Nations Kermesse – Saturday 6 June 2015

Music, Other Performing Arts and Dyslexia

Edited by Sally Daunt Published by British Dyslexia Association – 2012 ISBN: 978-1-872653-64-8 Written for teachers of musical instruments, classroom music and other performing arts, this highly readable book offers a great starting point for professionals looking to broaden their strategies and resources to work more effectively with children and adults with learning differences. Covering early learners [...]

2015-06-17T19:01:09+02:00May 10th, 2015|Book Review|Comments Off on Music, Other Performing Arts and Dyslexia

Welcome to Holland

“Welcome to Holland” by Emily Perl Kingsley I am often asked to describe the experience of raising a child with a disability — to try to help people who have not shared that unique experience to understand it, to imagine how it would feel. It’s like this… When you’re going to have a baby, it’s [...]

2015-04-02T14:31:31+02:00May 2nd, 2015|article|Comments Off on Welcome to Holland

March 2015 – Kids’ & Teens’ Social Outing

When: Saturday 7 March 2015 Where: La Praille Bowling, Carouge, Geneva Bowlers: Amanda, Luke and Zoe Student volunteers: Anna, Charlie, Francesca, Isabella, Navya, Robert, Valentine

2016-02-26T11:20:03+02:00April 17th, 2015|ASK Programme, Children's activity, Event|Comments Off on March 2015 – Kids’ & Teens’ Social Outing

A 16-year old’s perspective on Dyspraxia

A review of “Caged in Chaos” by Victoria Biggs Jessica Kingsley Publishers – 2014 ISBN: 978-1-84905-474-4 Once I ventured beyond the rather daunting title, which could easily be “A Recipe for Chaos”, is a humorous, tongue-in-cheek and highly practical guide to dyspraxia. Written by a mere 16-year old with an outsized sense of humour and an [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00April 2nd, 2015|Book Review|Comments Off on A 16-year old’s perspective on Dyspraxia

To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.

I think something’s going wrong in the classroom; my child isn’t learning as quickly as everyone else – is there a problem? Should I get them checked out? Early identification of learning differences can be hugely advantageous but needs to be individualised.  A diagnosis or a label is only useful if it adds clarity to [...]

2018-09-30T19:52:40+02:00March 12th, 2015|article|Comments Off on To Label or not to Label? That is the Question.