Earlier this year (before the pandemic), I had so much fun volunteering to lead an activity building electric circuits at a day program for adults with disabilities. The participants in the activity were seated at different tables, and I made a different circuit activity for each table (and then rotated the activities between the tables, so each group got to make all of the different projects). To help the participants know how to make each project, I made a visual schedule o
I created this graphic organizer based on information that I read in this book. I find the book really helpful, and you can read my review of it here: https://www.autismhomeschoolsuccess.com/single-post/2019/05/20/Books-on-Teaching-Students-with-Math-Difficulties In the book, students are encouraged to monitor and reflect on their comprehension and problem-solving approaches when working on word problems. The book suggests giving students prompts for this, such as: “What is b
I made this activity years ago, but I just realized that it could work well for one of my students. So, I updated a couple of things on it, and thought I would share it with y'all as well.
This e-book of printable activities is written for children who have an understanding of letters and which sounds they make and that have a special interest in trains. In my years of teaching special education, many of my students (particularly those with autism) have been very interested
I have a new online tutoring student for math, and we're about to start working on the concept of arrays for multiplication. This student loves dogs, so I updated this mini-unit for the student's interests and thought I'd share it here too! You can download it free at this link: http://www.positivelyautism.com/downloads/ColumnsRowsDogs.pdf
"Joining" is a great approach for building a social connection with your children or students. With joining, we observe the child or student to see what activities they find interesting (particularly their "stims") and then we do the same activity alongside them (but we're doing the activity independently, just nearby to the student). If you're familiar with the concept of parallel play, it seems slightly similar. We do this to show the student that we enjoy the same activiti