May 18, 2020

I've written a free mini-curriculum for sentence writing that's completely customizable for your child or student's interests. Since it's customizable, many sections of it are blank, so I've made a short video that walks through exactly how to teach sentence writing wi...

May 12, 2020

A few years ago, I received a review copy of the book, "Autism Breakthrough" by Raun Kaufman, which provides an overview of the Son-Rise program for children with autism.  You can scroll to the end of this post to skip right to my review of the Son-Rise online training...

I was looking through some old resources that I made when I first started teaching (in 2006!), and came across this activity. If you have a child or student that's interested in weather, this might be a fun counting activity. Download it free here: http://www.positivel...

April 21, 2020

I've had so much fun using these activities with my students; I just had to share. Each page of the book is a detachable, full-sized card with a letter, number, or shape that looks like a road. I love to have my students drive toy cars along the road in the shape of th...

April 18, 2020

I'm trying to work on more crafting and 3D artwork projects with one of my students who enjoys art, and we had fun with this activity. We tried out different ways to "sculpt" with paper (pictured are cut, crumple, bend, twist, twirl, rip, and fold). We then chose one t...

April 15, 2020

Art activities can be a fun way to practice various skills, particularly if you're making a project about something a child is interested in, such as trains. In this activity, students can work on:

  • Fine motor skills,

  • Identifying colors (choosing the colors to...

April 5, 2020

I'm working on initial sounds of words with one of my students, so I made this sorting activity to practice the concept. The first version of the activity is just to sort the matching letters into the correct cars on the train, just to get the student used to how the s...

April 1, 2020

Picture schedules are a great way to help students with autism know what to expect in a class, during the school day, on a shopping trip, or other events.

One way to help your child or students learn to use a picture schedule is to start with a "first-then" board (also...

March 23, 2020

Hi everyone!

I've been using the teaching strategy of video modeling for years and it's a great, evidence-based practice for students with autism. I also did my dissertation for my PhD about video modeling, so it's a strategy that I was forced to know a lot about, LOL....

March 20, 2020

This is a really cute little story and I made a bunch of learning activities for one of my students to go with it. We did all of these activities over three days and it was really fun.
 

The first thing I did was teach my student the vocabulary words “wide” and “narrow....

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