August 1, 2020

I purchased a set of task cards about calculating the unit price to see which of two items is a "better" purchase (that is, which item costs less per ounce, for example). I made this instructional story to teach one of my tutoring students about the concept of unit pri...

July 17, 2020

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...

July 9, 2020

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 t...

June 16, 2020

If you've been following me a while, you know I think it's important to teach science to students with autism. With all of the other skills our students are working on, science is easy to overlook. It might not seem as important as communication or social skills, but i...

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...

Please reload

Search By Subject
Featured Posts

Work with Dr. Caldwell

October 26, 2015

1/1
Please reload

Recent Posts