Caring for the Autistic
It can be challenging for the autistic child to understand how the world works around him or her. Since change is difficult and uncomfortable for this child, maintaining consistency can help him or her to find routines, rituals, and a concept of order in what is otherwise perceived as chaos.
The prepared environment of the Montessori classroom provides a consistent, safe environment where children can benefit from watching other children choose and participate in activities before they get involved themselves. This is ideal for autism-spectrum children; they usually enjoy observing many times before they make their own attempts. In the Montessori classroom, observation of others is acceptable - even encouraged - and children are never forced into an activity. Montessori School in Marietta provides a half-day program for children with Autism. Your child’s education and development with us will be tailored to his or her individual needs. Watch how we engage children who need special attention.
At Montessori Learning Centers, we understand that in order for your autistic child to thrive, maintaining consistency is key.
Exposing a child to a foreign language at an early age (as early as 3 years old) will result in much easier and better fluency than if they learn later in life. Ever heard of children referred to as “sponges”? That statement couldn’t be more accurate when it comes to a child learning a foreign language. Children’s brains are developmentally ready to accept and learn a foreign language, and fluency comes fairly easily, rapidly, and without accent. Students are exposed to Spanish and Sign Language in a weekly 60 minute lesson.
Yoga is a gift of mindfulness that can help bring active minds into union with active bodies and can help both young and old alike learn to discipline both. To give them tools to manage their physical and emotional responses to life. Inspired by the children and the adults in our lives, we've created unique programs where we all get grounded, have the freedom to laugh about it and ultimately enjoy the elevation that comes with the practice of Yoga.
Want to give your child a mental advantage? Music can do that. "More and more studies show a correlation between higher academic achievement with children who are exposed to music," says children's music specialist Meredith LeVande of MonkeyMonkey Music.com. "Music simply stimulates parts of the brain that are related to reading, math, and emotional development."