Tag Archives: emotions

Crocodile tears? NO they aren’t!

15 Feb

An Autistic student wasn’t quite his usual cheerful self yesterday. The cookery teacher wondered why he wasn’t telling her his latest tale from home about the daily electrical disasters, and seemed a little more glum than usual. When she asked, He burst into tears, explaining that it was the anniversary of his grandmother’s death.  Continue reading


What exactly is ‘happy’?

29 Jan

Have you ever been faced with trying to explain and teach what that means? That is what I discovered I had to get my head around today.  Continue reading

Music communicates where words cannot

26 Jan

Music plays a key role in the autistic classroom. Music communicates where words fail. The main role it has in our classroom is to relax. Many of our students find every day life very stressful and unpredictable.  Continue reading