28 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · 2 Comments

And Another Year Comes To An End

The year, 2018, has literally flown by. Since this is my last blog post for the year, I’d like to share a couple of positive updates with you.   These little experiences have warmed my heart. At the end of the day, it’s been worth it.     Take a look at Aashni, with her…


21 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · One Comment

How You Can Challenge Your Child By Doing Just This One Thing

    I watched Sharmila and Mithil making pizza together. Sharmila wonderfully demonstrated the process by applying pizza sauce. Then she slowly added sliced onions and capsicum and topped them with grated cheese.   Mithil watched intently as she did so. So did our group of ‘Moms on a Mission.”   Suddenly, we were all…


14 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · 3 Comments

A Dedication To All The Wonderful Teachers Who Work With Special Needs Students

I received this email a couple of weeks ago. I would like to share it with every parent and teacher. It throws light on a teacher’s struggles. My response suggests how we can support teachers and students with special needs in the classroom. Do share it freely.     Hi, I read an article you…


7 Dec · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

How To Move To The Joy Of Experience Based Learning

Tsunesaburo Makiguchi (1871-1944) was a forward-thinking educational theorist and religious reformer who lived and worked during the tumultuous early decades of Japan's modern era. He was the first president of the Soka Kyoiku Gakkai. Makiguchi was as a classroom teacher and school principal. He was a thought leader who had solid belief in the centrality…


9 Nov · Kamini Lakhani · No Comments

7 Tips To Work Respectfully With Autistic Adults

I’ve worked with several families over the past 2 decades. Some of my students have been with SAI/SAI Connections for more than a decade.   I’ve had the privilege of seeing them blossom before my eyes. And many of them are adults now.   The phrase which comes to mind when I work with adults…