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...

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 14, 2020

I made this quick activity for one of my students, so I thought I'd share it. You can have the student read the pages to know which colors to make the trains, so it's kind of like a reading assessment too.

You can download it here: http://www.positivelyautism.com/downl...

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 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...

December 10, 2019

A story map is a visual organization strategy that utilizes a diagram to show the characters, settings, and sequence of events in a story (Li, 2007). This diagram contains important elements of a story, such as main characters, settings, events, problems, and resolutio...

November 15, 2019

This was one of my favorite books growing up. I spent hours finding the clues on each page and trying to solve the mystery of who stole the feast at Horace the Elephant's eleventh birthday party. The book is clever, fun, engaging, and the illustrations are beautiful.

T...

October 3, 2019

If you've been following my page for a while, you know that I'm not the biggest fan of worksheets in general, but I've found some workbooks over the years that are really great! If your kids or students love Star Wars, they might enjoy these books. They've got really f...

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