Tips and Tricks in Adoption and Pediatrics

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Make-a-Schedule Software

The folks at market online and downloadable Make-a-Schedule software that lets you create, print and save color picture communication cards, daily and weekly schedules, chore charts, and "social story" strips for kids with language/communication difficulties. Pictorial schedules like this are IDEAL for toddler and older adoptees during the transition; they're used to a very structured routine, and being able to anticipate the day's schedule can really help, especially as you introduce new outings and activities. For children with ADHD, FASD, autistic spectrum disorders, or kids who just need to have their schedule available visually, this can be an ongoing help in communicating and organizing their daily activities. They also have some free organizational resources, educational games, and learning strategies for various conditions.