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February 11, 2020

Ten frames are a simple and effective way to teach students about concepts such as:

  • How many more you need to make ten (addition),

  • Exploring different ways to make ten (this promotes fluency with addition, as you learn to quickly figure out addition and subtra...

February 8, 2020

One of my students loves animals, so I'm using that to practice writing and research skills. I wanted a really basic template that he could fill in, just to get used to the ideas of looking up information and writing it down.

We started out by choosing an animal (he ch...

February 5, 2020

I recently read an interesting research article that discussed coping strategies used by adults with “high-functioning” autism. What I appreciated about this article was that they interviewed adults with autism directly. While we know that self-reported data is not alw...

February 1, 2020

Note: you can read part 1 of this blog post here: https://www.autismhomeschoolsuccess.com/single-post/2019/07/16/Teaching-the-Concept-of-Money

One of my favorite college courses that I teach is about the transition from high school to adulthood for students with autism....

January 19, 2020

If you're not familiar with the term "manding," I'll start with a brief overview of what it is, then share some ideas for how you can use this concept to help your child or student practice language and communication skills.

Autism Speaks (n.d.) offers a great descripti...

January 14, 2020

A quick post today. For a fun activity with some of my students, I bought these Star Wars Mad Libs. To help provide a visual support for nouns and verbs, I printed a sheet for nouns and for verbs, along with pictures that represented each. The student could think of th...

January 9, 2020

I was working on animal habitats with one of my students, and I (on a whim) pulled out these Star Wars planet cards that I'd made for another activity. I used them to both show him what each habitat was like and also have him pick the Star Wars planet that matched the...

January 5, 2020

I made this set of activities to teach and practice the concept of rounding to the nearest ten and hundred for one of my teenage students.

The first three pages give an introduction to the topic and are designed to be read with the student before completing the workshe...

January 2, 2020

I teach college courses for special education teachers and one of our discussion topics is about "pre-reading" activities that a teacher can do right before reading a book with students to help them with reading the book and with comprehension.

One of the concepts in th...

December 30, 2019

I was recently looking for folder games for math and I remembered that I'd made some games like this when I first started teaching in 2006. You'll have to forgive the "goofy" names and non-fancy graphics, but I still think they're pretty decent! :)

Here are the ones I m...

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