You know that children with autism spectrum disorder play differently from other children. They like to line objects up, play by themselves, and repeat the same actions over and over. They love to roll the car or to complete the numbers puzzle. Our little boys and girls love to play with the toys. Boys prefer to play with cars, and girls enjoys a sensory zone. However, our boys and girls have a difficulty to play together by engaging in the same activity. They like to learn the letters and numbers, and they have the difficulties to share the ABC puzzle or numbers puzzle or to complete the puzzle together. They require a help to increase their social skills. They learn how to share the toy and how to take a turn. Little Daniel wants to play with a truck, and he points to truck and tries to say the word truck by pronouncing only "tr”. David reads a book On the Farm, and teacher supports him to name the farm animals and to recognize them. David talks a lot by using words, and he tries to use two word phrases. We have a new girl in our classroom whose name is Maria, and she likes to play with play dough in a sensory zone. Maria enjoys all fun activities, and she asks to have a bubbles time with her. She likes oral and physical praises, and she is happy to get a hug or hi five. Teachers encourage Maria to use the simple words and sings during her play time or learning time. Maria requires prompting to follow oral directions during her classroom routines. Speech pathologist teaches Maria to use the word hi during a greeting time and to use the peers’ names. Our children love to play with textured balls, and it is a time to teach them to play cooperatively by sharing the balls. Children prefer to get a reward/snack after play time. They know they can get a cookie or fruit snack when they play nicely and use the words“please” and “thank you” or signs “please” and “thank you”. These two words we would like to address to all our supporters.
We appreciate all our donors for supporting us with the programs for children with autism spectrum disorder. Thank you for your generous gifts for our children.
Nov 27, 2019
By Tetyana Varenychenko - Project Leader
Reading is Fun!
Thank you for your generous gift to Pennsylvania Diversity Children's Organization. Your support is very valuable for us, and our parents and specialists appreciate your help. You truly make the difference for us, and we are so grateful!
Penndco young readers and their parents would like to say you some special Thank You for reaching our educational goals! Reading is fundamental, and Penndco parents understand how important to teach their children to love to read!
Ivan's father says very warm words about Penndco Literacy Master Map Program, and he always appreciates donor's help. Kirill's father and mother appreciate your support in developing child's interest in reading comprehension.
Through your donation we have been able to accomplish our main goal To Be a Good Reader!
Penndco young readers enjoy a reading program, and they feel and know that reading is fun and success!
Thank you for giving us so much kindness and support!
To Be a Good Reader!
Nov 4, 2019
Books and Children
By Tetyana Varenychenko - Project Leader
Special Words to Penndco Board of Directors
We are glad to thank our sponsors and Penndco Board of Directors for giving us the opportunity to support our children and their families. Thank you all our donors for supporting us to buy a new Social Skills Library for our children.
Reading books with our children is a valuable way to introduce every reader to new words and ideas. Having a conversation with a child about the book is just as important. Our children have the choice to pick the favorite book. David loves Llama Llama Misses Mama, and he points to pictures. Nicholas prefers to read the book David Goes to School, and he turns the pages independently. Ilya enjoys the books about animals, and he prefers to read a 3D story. Sasha picks the book Llama Llama Red Pajama, and she names the pictures by using action words. Face to face reading is the best way to see how child understands the new words and responds to questions. Reading is fun, and we are happy to support our children to be the best readers.
We appreciate all donors for supporting our program. We plan to use our new Social Skills Library to help every child achieve her language goals.