Back to school

Happy New Year, everyone! Hope 2017 brings many adventures and blessings. 

In South Africa, January is back to school for many kids. But it can also be tough on our kiddo.

Here is an article I wish to share. 

https://ucrtoday.ucr.edu/43492

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (www.ucr.edu) — Do you remember a teacher who changed your life for the better? Many people do, and scores of studies suggest that positive student-teacher relationships are one of the best predictors of children’s academic success.

But young children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) are less likely to develop positive relationships with their teachers than typically developing kids do, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Massachusetts, Boston. This exacerbates an already challenging transition into elementary school for these children.  The researchers hope that by understanding—and ultimately improving—these relationships, educators can support children with ASD in their early school years and help them make long-term gains in their academic, behavioral, and social adjustment… 

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