Posts by Kishami Academy

Autism & Punishments

Taking a time out

This is an old-school vs new-world debate. The religious “spare the rod, spoil the child” is being replaced with new parenting that encourages natural consequences and a child focus that at times makes no sense at all. However, many of our children these days are unique and have needs that are more apparent than those…

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Unit 20

Study Area Now that the move to our new school is completed: walls are painted, everything is in its place, math and language lessons are back on a more consistent track, and I’ve expanded the role of my Number One so that she is now in charge of Tuesday morning class meetings where we are…

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Check out our new school

The first day of school in 2021 marked the tipping point–we needed a bigger place because we had too many students for where we were, but we did not have the money necessary to move to a traditional new location as Colorado Springs rental spaces are outrageous in cost. Having no government assistance or grants…

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In Loving Memory

Tuesday June 23rd, we lost a great asset to our Kishami Academy, LLC family. A student who grew amazing lengths this school year in academics, mentally, and socially. He became a big brother to many students, a confidant, and a quiet strong presence for our class. He loved to create things from trash, could use…

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Can Kishami Academy produce miracles?

Our Brain Bridging program co-exists with our academic program. Exercises work to help the brain hemispheres communicate better while meeting students academically exactly where they are and helping them fill in the gaps. Does this produce miracles? We do produce achievements, miracles are in the eyes of the beholder: saying a word that expresses need…

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Kishami Academy has a new addition!

Meet Nyla our Service Dog in Training (SDiT). Nyla is our 2 year-old Border Collie/Labrador mix. We are currently working on basic obedience skills, becoming attuned to the early autism meltdown stages, and ignoring distractions. Nyla is a rescue who came to us already basically trained, but she was so unsure of what was expected…

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