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December 4, 2019

One of my students loves art, so we've been working on art activities to teach both art concepts and language skills. One section of the art curriculum that we're using is about types of lines, so we worked on activities about those a few months ago (see examples and a...

November 20, 2019

I wanted to share a fun way that I practiced counting out items from a set with one of my students. But first, I’ll give a little bit of a background about natural reinforcers and why using them is such a powerful teaching strategy.

When working with children on commun...

November 15, 2019

This was one of my favorite books growing up. I spent hours finding the clues on each page and trying to solve the mystery of who stole the feast at Horace the Elephant's eleventh birthday party. The book is clever, fun, engaging, and the illustrations are beautiful.

T...

November 12, 2019

If you've been following this page for a while, you probably know that one of my favorite teaching strategies is to incorporate my students' interests into whatever I'm teaching. It makes learning more fun for the students and they're often more engaged in the learning...

November 6, 2019

One of the things I teach to my science tutoring students most often is coding and computer programming.

There are so many fun programs and activities available now for teaching these skills to kids and many of my students with autism love them and do a great job with...

November 1, 2019

One of my students loves ocean animals, so I try to use that interest to choose activities that are fun for him and give us opportunities to work on language/communication and academics.

If you have a child or student who would enjoy making a project like this (and you...

October 24, 2019

I found this book at our local library a few weeks ago, and I had to share! I haven’t read the entire book, but I loved how it emphasizes Dr. Grandin’s strengths/talents related to how she thinks and processes information. She also wrote a forward to the book which I t...

October 21, 2019

My kiddo recently announced that he was interested in learning to cook and that he wanted to take a cooking class. He looked up a few here in Dallas, but the minimum age was 16. I’d heard of Raddish Kids, which is like a monthly subscription box for kids to learn cooki...

October 19, 2019

I teach a college course for special education teachers that primarily focuses on classroom and behavior management. One of the topics we discuss in the course is student motivation. During this discussion, I like to bring up the impact of giving students choices on th...

October 16, 2019

Last month, I led a free online book study group about dyscalculia. While the group has ended, I still have all of the information and resources online. If you'd like to get a copy of the book and read through each week's resources, you can access it all in the free Fa...

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