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...

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....

March 12, 2020

I was looking through some old files on my computer and I came across this math mini-unit that allows students to practice the vocabulary words "columns" and "rows." It also just briefly introduces the concept of interpreting a bar graph.

So, I updated it and also made...

February 19, 2020

As you can probably tell from my recent blog posts, I have a student right now who really loves Star Wars. I like to use his interests as a teaching opportunity whenever possible, so we lined up these toy figures and practiced ordinal numbers with them.

I modeled this f...

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 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 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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